Brett Myers vs Colby Lewis Tilt Ends in Houston 5-3 Win
Texas dropped a 5-3 decision at Rangers Ballpark on Wednesday as Houston legged out a win behind winning pitcher Mark Melancon.
Houston won as a +175 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 9.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Mark Melancon earned the victory for the Astros, throwing 2 innings of work, striking out 1, walking 3, and allowing 1 hit and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Matt Downs in the win.
Texas' starting pitcher Colby Lewis worked 7 innings, giving up 3 hits and 0 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Michael Young in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Houston as they had 9 hits, while Texas only had 7.
Next game, Houston takes its act home to face Tampa Bay looking for another win. For Texas, they head home to face New York.