Oakland vs Texas Recap - Rangers Over Athletics 8-1
Oakland pitchers gave up 2 home runs to Adrian Beltre and it cost them dearly in an 8-1 loss on Sunday at Rangers Ballpark.
The Rangers were a -255 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 9.5.
C.J. Wilson earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 11, walking 1, and allowing 5 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Adrian Beltre in the win.
Oakland's starting pitcher Joshua Outman worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Cliff Pennington in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Texas as they had 16 hits, while Oakland only had 6.
Next game, Texas takes its act home to face Cleveland looking for another win. For Oakland, they head home to face Los Angeles.