Rick Porcello Earns Win in Texas vs Detroit Game
Texas dropped a 2-1 decision at Rangers Ballpark on Friday as Detroit legged out a win behind winning pitcher Rick Porcello.
Detroit was an underdog by +110 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 10.5.
Rick Porcello earned the victory for the Tigers, throwing 5 2/3 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 1, and allowing 5 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Miguel Cabrera in the win.
Texas' starting pitcher Nick Tepesch worked 5 innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Lance Berkman in a losing cause.
Texas enjoyed an edge at the plate with an 8-6 advantage in hits.
Jose Valverde pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.