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Game Wrap - Oakland 3-1 Victors Over Rangers

Oakland got a 3-1 victory over Texas on Tuesday, with Travis Blackley earning the victory and helping Athletics moneyline bettors cash out.

Bettors who backed the Athletics were rewarded as +146 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.

Oakland got 6 innings from Travis Blackley, who gave up 1 earned run on 3 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Athletics got 1 RBI from Jonny Gomes in the win.

Texas got a 6-inning outing from Matt Harrison in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 1 walk and 6 hits in his time on the mound, while Michael Young had 2 hits in the loss for the Rangers.

The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 6 hits, while Texas only had 5.

Grant Balfour pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.