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Brandon McCarthy Earns Win in Oakland vs Texas Game

Oakland grabbed a 7-1 win over Texas on Thursday, as Brandon McCarthy was credited with a win at O.co Coliseum.

The Athletics were a +141 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Oakland got 7 innings from Brandon McCarthy, who gave up 1 earned run on 3 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Athletics got 4 RBIs from Coco Crisp in the win.

Texas got a 5 1/3-inning outing from Yu Darvish in the loss. He gave up 6 earned runs, 6 walks and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Mitch Moreland had 2 hits in the loss for the Rangers.

Oakland enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 7-4 advantage in hits.

Oakland looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Arizona. Texas will aim to get back on the winning track at San Francisco.