Bud Norris vs Bartolo Colon Tilt Ends in Oakland 7-5 Win
Oakland got 6 innings of work from Bartolo Colon en route to a 7-5 victory over Houston on Wednesday at O.co Coliseum.
Oakland was favored by -187 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Bartolo Colon earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 0, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Josh Reddick in the win.
Houston got a 2/3-inning outing from Bud Norris in the loss. He gave up 6 earned runs, 3 walks and 5 hits in his time on the mound, while Jose Altuve had 3 hits in the loss for the Astros.
The game was closed out by Grant Balfour who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 2 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.
Oakland looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Tampa Bay. Houston will aim to get back on the winning track vs Cleveland.