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Houston vs Texas Recap - Rangers Over Astros 8-3

Houston dropped an 8-3 decision at Rangers Ballpark on Monday as Texas legged out a win behind winning pitcher Derek Holland.

Texas won as a -185 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 10.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Derek Holland earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 7 1/3 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 3, and allowing 6 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Josh Hamilton in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher J.A. Happ worked 2 2/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jeff Keppinger in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Texas as they had 12 hits, while Houston only had 7.