Joe Saunders vs Kyle Gibson Tilt Ends in Texas 1-0 Win
Texas didn't allow Minnesota to get on track at the plate, mowing them down for a 1-0 shutout win and a trip to the pay window for bettors on Wednesday.
Bettors who backed the Rangers were rewarded as +101 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 9.
Shawn Tolleson earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 1 2/3 innings of work, striking out 0, walking 1, and allowing 1 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBIs from Luis Sardinas in the win.
Minnesota's starting pitcher Kyle Gibson worked 6 innings, giving up 6 hits and 0 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 1 hits from Josh Willingham in a losing cause.
Texas enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 8-6 advantage in hits.
The game was closed out by Joakim Soria who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.