Chicago Falls 8-7 Against Oakland - Game Recap
Chicago dropped an 8-7 decision at O.co Coliseum on Tuesday as Oakland legged out a win behind winning pitcher Dan Otero.
Oakland won as a -220 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Oakland got 5 2/3 innings from A.J. Griffin, who gave up 7 earned runs on 10 hits, while striking out 6. Dan Otero earned the victory, while the Athletics got 3 RBIs from Derek Norris in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Chris Rusin worked 3 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Dioner Navarro in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Chicago as they had 13 hits, while Oakland only had 10.
Grant Balfour pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.