Matt Harrison vs Bud Norris Battle Sees Texas Fall 8-2
Houston got 5 2/3 innings of work from Bud Norris en route to an 8-2 victory over Texas on Sunday at Minute Maid Park.
Houston won as a +157 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Bud Norris earned the victory for the Astros, throwing 5 2/3 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 3, and allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Rick Ankiel in the win.
Texas' starting pitcher Matt Harrison worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 9 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Lance Berkman in a losing cause.
Houston enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-6 advantage in hits.
Erik Bedard pitched the final 3 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.