Oakland Drops Texas 4-2 - Match Report
Oakland got 6 innings of work from Jarrod Parker en route to a 4-2 victory over Texas on Saturday at O.co Coliseum.
Oakland was favored by -119 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Jarrod Parker earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 2, and allowing 6 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Yoenis Cespedes in the win.
Texas got an 8-inning outing from Matt Garza in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 1 walk and 8 hits in his time on the mound, while Leonys Martin had 1 hit in the loss for the Rangers.
The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 8 hits, while Texas only had 7.
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.