Oakland Drops Houston 7-5 - Match Report
Oakland got a 7-5 victory over Houston on Friday, with A.J. Griffin earning the victory and helping Athletics moneyline bettors cash out.
Oakland won as a -265 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Oakland got 6 innings from A.J. Griffin, who gave up 4 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 9. He earned the victory, while the Athletics got 2 RBIs from Josh Donaldson in the win.
Houston's starting pitcher Dallas Keuchel worked 3 1/3 innings, giving up 10 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Jonathan Villar in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 13 hits, while Houston only had 11.
Grant Balfour pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.