Texas Falls 5-1 to Oakland - Recap
Texas dropped a 5-1 decision at O.co Coliseum on Monday as Oakland legged out a win behind winning pitcher A.J. Griffin.
Oakland was favored by -120 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Oakland got 7 innings from A.J. Griffin, who gave up 1 earned run on 6 hits, while striking out 8. He earned the victory, while the Athletics got 1 RBI from John Jaso in the win.
Texas' starting pitcher Justin Grimm worked 5 innings, giving up 7 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Ian Kinsler in a losing cause.
Oakland enjoyed an edge at the plate with an 8-7 advantage in hits.