Texas Drops Detroit 11-8 - Match Report
Miguel Cabrera swatted 3 round trippers and drove in 5 runs but it wasn't enough as Rangers defeated Detroit 11-8 at Rangers Ballpark.
Texas won as a -128 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 9.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Texas got 4 2/3 innings from Derek Holland, who gave up 4 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 6. Robbie Ross earned the victory, while the Rangers got 4 RBIs from David Murphy in the win.
Detroit's starting pitcher Doug Fister worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 4 hits from Miguel Cabrera in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Texas as they had 18 hits, while Detroit only had 13.
Joe Nathan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Texas looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Oakland. Detroit will aim to get back on the winning track at Cleveland.