Los Angeles Drops Texas 8-4 - Match Report
Los Angeles grabbed an 8-4 win over Texas on Saturday, as Ervin Santana was credited with a win at Rangers Ballpark.
The Angels were a +151 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Ervin Santana earned the victory for the Angels, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 1, and allowing 4 hits and 4 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Vernon Wells in the win.
Texas' starting pitcher C.J. Wilson worked 5 innings, giving up 10 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Nelson Cruz in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Los Angeles as they had 13 hits, while Texas only had 6.
The game was closed out by Hisanori Takahashi who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.