Houston Downed 2-1 By Texas - Brett Oberholtzer Takes Loss
Yu Darvish struck out 15 batters as Texas defeated Houston 2-1 in baseball wagering action Monday at Minute Maid Park.
Bettors who backed the Rangers were rewarded as -235 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
Texas got 8 innings from Yu Darvish, who gave up 1 earned run on 1 hit, while striking out 15. He earned the victory, while the Rangers got 1 RBI from Adrian Beltre in the win.
Houston got a 6 2/3-inning outing from Brett Oberholtzer in the loss. He gave up 2 earned runs, 2 walks and 7 hits in his time on the mound, while Carlos Corporan had 1 hit in the loss for the Astros.
The battle of the bats favored Texas as they had 9 hits, while Houston only had 1.
Joe Nathan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Next game, Texas takes its act home to face Milwaukee looking for another win. For Houston, they head on the road to face Oakland.