Houston Downed 4-3 By Oakland - Rhiner Cruz Takes Loss
Oakland grabbed a 4-3 win over Houston on Tuesday, as Sean Doolittle was credited with a win at O.co Coliseum.
The Athletics were a -235 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.
Oakland got 6 innings from A.J. Griffin, who gave up 2 earned runs on 4 hits, while striking out 8. Sean Doolittle earned the victory, while the Athletics got 1 RBI from Coco Crisp in the win.
Houston's starting pitcher Brad Peacock worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jose Altuve in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 8 hits, while Houston only had 6.
The game was closed out by Grant Balfour who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.