Texas Drops Oakland 4-3 - Match Report
Texas got 1 2/3 innings of work from Tanner Scheppers en route to a 4-3 victory over Oakland on Thursday at Rangers Ballpark.
The Rangers were a -103 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 9.5.
Tanner Scheppers earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 1 2/3 innings of work, striking out 1, walking 2, and allowing 1 hit and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Ian Kinsler in the win.
Oakland's starting pitcher A.J. Griffin worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 3 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Jed Lowrie in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 12 hits, while Texas only had 8.
Joe Nathan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.
Next game, Texas takes its act on the road to face St. Louis looking for another win. For Oakland, they head on the road to face Seattle.