Yu Darvish vs Matt Moore Tilt Ends in Texas 8-2 Win
Tampa Bay dropped an 8-2 decision at Tropicana Field on Thursday as Texas legged out a win behind winning pitcher Yu Darvish.
Bettors who backed the Rangers were rewarded as -116 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 6.5.
Texas got 5 innings from Yu Darvish, who gave up 2 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 4. He earned the victory, while the Rangers got 3 RBIs from Elvis Andrus in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Matt Moore worked 4 innings, giving up 7 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Matthew Joyce in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Texas as they had 16 hits, while Tampa Bay only had 7.
Texas looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Kansas City. Tampa Bay will aim to get back on the winning track vs Baltimore.