Oakland Falls 8-7 Against Texas - Game Recap
Texas used a 2-HR day from Nelson Cruz on Monday at Rangers Ballpark as the Rangers defeated Oakland 8-7 in baseball action.
The Rangers were a -115 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 9.5.
Neal Cotts earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 2 1/3 innings of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Nelson Cruz in the win.
Oakland's starting pitcher Daniel Straily worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Seth Smith in a losing cause.
Texas outhit their counterparts 12-8 in the game.
Joe Nathan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.