Derek Holland Earns Win in Texas vs Boston Game
Boston dropped a 5-3 decision at Rangers Ballpark on Wednesday as Texas legged out a win behind winning pitcher Derek Holland.
Texas won as a -133 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 9.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Derek Holland earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 7 2/3 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 1, and allowing 5 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Ian Kinsler in the win.
Boston's starting pitcher Josh Beckett worked 7 innings, giving up 9 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Pedro Ciriaco in a losing cause.
Texas enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 10-5 advantage in hits.
Joe Nathan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Next game, Texas takes its act home to face Chicago looking for another win. For Boston, they head on the road to face New York.