Travis Blackley Tagged With Loss in Rangers-Athletics Match
Josh Reddick swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 2 runs but it wasn't enough as Rangers defeated Oakland 9-7 at Rangers Ballpark.
Bettors who backed the Rangers were rewarded as -200 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 9.5.
Matt Harrison earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 1, and allowing 7 hits and 4 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Mike Napoli in the win.
Oakland's starting pitcher Travis Blackley worked 1 inning, giving up 5 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Jonny Gomes in a losing cause.
Texas enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 14-11 advantage in hits.
Joe Nathan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Texas looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Los Angeles. Oakland will aim to get back on the winning track vs Seattle.