Los Angeles dropped a 7-4 decision at Rangers Ballpark on Saturday as Texas legged out a win behind winning pitcher Joakim Soria.
Bettors who backed the Rangers were rewarded as -162 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 9.5.
Texas got 4 2/3 innings from Derek Holland, who gave up 4 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 4. Joakim Soria earned the victory, while the Rangers got 1 RBI from Alex Rios in the win.
Los Angeles' starting pitcher Garrett Richards worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Erick Aybar in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Texas as they had 10 hits, while Los Angeles only had 9.
Joe Nathan pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.