Los Angeles Falls 7-5 to Houston - Recap
Los Angeles dropped a 7-5 decision at Angel Stadium on Sunday as Houston legged out a win behind winning pitcher Brett Oberholtzer.
Bettors who backed the Astros were rewarded as +174 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 9.5.
Houston got 6 innings from Brett Oberholtzer, who gave up 3 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 4. He earned the victory, while the Astros got 3 RBIs from Matt Dominguez in the win.
Los Angeles' starting pitcher Jason Vargas worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from J.B. Shuck in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Houston as they had 12 hits, while Los Angeles only had 9.
The game was closed out by Kevin Chapman who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.
Next game, Houston takes its act on the road to face Texas looking for another win. For Los Angeles, they head home to face Cleveland.