St. Louis Downed 4-2 By Texas - Shelby Miller Takes Loss
Texas moneyline bettors cashed on Saturday courtesy of a 4-2 win against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.
Texas was an underdog by +160 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Texas got 7 innings from Martin Perez, who gave up 2 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 3. He earned the victory, while the Rangers got 2 RBIs from Nelson Cruz in the win.
St. Louis' starting pitcher Shelby Miller worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Matt Carpenter in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Texas as they had 9 hits, while St. Louis only had 7.
Joe Nathan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.