Game Wrap - Texas 5-4 Victors Over Athletics
Texas moneyline bettors cashed on Monday courtesy of a 5-4 win against the Oakland Athletics at Rangers Ballpark.
Texas was favored by -168 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
Joe Nathan earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 2, walking 1, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Adrian Beltre in the win.
Oakland's starting pitcher Daniel Straily worked 6 2/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Cliff Pennington in a losing cause.
Texas enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-8 advantage in hits.