Derek Holland vs Travis Wood Battle Sees Chicago Fall 4-2
Chicago dropped a 4-2 decision at Wrigley Field on Tuesday as Texas legged out a win behind winning pitcher Derek Holland.
The Rangers were a -127 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.
Derek Holland earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 0, and allowing 2 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Adrian Beltre in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Travis Wood worked 7 1/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Alfonso Soriano in a losing cause.
Texas enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-6 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Joe Nathan who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 2 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.