Texas Tops Houston 5-4 - Recap
Houston dropped a 5-4 decision at Rangers Ballpark on Sunday as Texas legged out a win behind winning pitcher Cory Burns.
Bettors who backed the Rangers were rewarded as -192 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 10.5.
Texas got 4 innings from Justin Grimm, who gave up 3 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 2. Cory Burns earned the victory, while the Rangers got 3 RBIs from A.J. Pierzynski in the win.
Houston's starting pitcher Erik Bedard worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 3 hits from J.D. Martinez in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Houston as they had 8 hits, while Texas only had 7.
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 Baltimore. Houston will aim to get back on the winning track at St. Louis.