Washington Tops Houston 4-3 - Recap
Washington grabbed a 4-3 win over Houston on Tuesday, as Tyler Clippard was credited with a win at Minute Maid Park.
Washington was favored by -138 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Washington got 6 innings from Gio Gonzalez, who gave up 3 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 9. Tyler Clippard earned the victory, while the Nationals got 2 RBIs from Adam LaRoche in the win.
Houston's starting pitcher Jarred Cosart worked 6 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Dexter Fowler in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Washington as they had 9 hits, while Houston only had 5.
Rafael Soriano pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.