Houston Downed 6-3 By Oakland - Bud Norris Takes Loss
Oakland got a 6-3 victory over Houston on Saturday, with Bartolo Colon earning the victory and helping Athletics moneyline bettors cash out.
Oakland was favored by -133 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Oakland got 6 innings from Bartolo Colon, who gave up 3 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 2. He earned the victory, while the Athletics got 1 RBI from Coco Crisp in the win.
Houston's starting pitcher Bud Norris worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Justin Maxwell in a losing cause.
Oakland enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 11-8 advantage in hits.
Grant Balfour pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.