Game Wrap - Texas 5-3 Victors Over Indians
Texas grabbed a 5-3 win over Cleveland on Friday, as Ryan Dempster was credited with a win at Progressive Field.
Texas was favored by -140 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
Ryan Dempster earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 3, and allowing 2 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Michael Young in the win.
Cleveland's starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Shin-Soo Choo in a losing cause.
Texas outhit their counterparts 12-5 in the game.
Joe Nathan pitched the final 2/3 innings for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.