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Astros down Rangers in opener

Astros down Rangers in opener

Chris Johnson went 4-for-5 with three runs batted in as the Houston Astros defeated the Texas Rangers 7-4 Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at Rangers Ballpark.

The Astros won the game as a +250 underdog, while the 11 runs made it OVER the posted over/under (9.5) set by sportsbooks.

Brian Moehler scattered eight hits and three runs over five innings for the win, while Matt Lindstrom notched his 18th save with a scoreless ninth.

Colby Lewis was saddled with the loss after giving up nine hits and five runs over five innings for the Rangers.