Derek Holland vs Bartolo Colon Tilt Ends in Texas 6-5 Win
Mitch Moreland swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 3 runs as his Rangers defeated Oakland 6-5 at O.co Coliseum.
Bettors who backed the Rangers were rewarded as -112 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.5.
Texas got 5 2/3 innings from Derek Holland, who gave up 4 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 5. Tanner Scheppers earned the victory, while the Rangers got 3 RBIs from Mitch Moreland in the win.
Oakland's starting pitcher Bartolo Colon worked 6 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 4 hits from Josh Donaldson in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 11 hits, while Texas only had 10.
Joe Nathan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.