Houston dropped a 3-2 and Minnesota Twins Wins 3-2
|Written by Matt Stevens|
|Wednesday, 04 May 2011 23:37|
Houston dropped a 3-2 decision at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday as Cincinnati legged out a win behind winning pitcher Francisco Cordero.
Bettors who backed the Reds were rewarded as -185 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.
Cincinnati got 6 innings from Travis Wood, who gave up 2 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 7. Francisco Cordero earned the victory, while the Reds got 1 RBI from Joey Votto in the win.
Houston's starting pitcher Aneury Rodriguez worked 5 innings, giving up 1 hit and 0 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Jason Bourgeois in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Houston as they had 6 hits, while Cincinnati only had 5.
Chicago dropped a 3-2 decision at U.S. Cellular Field on Wednesday as Minnesota legged out a win behind winning pitcher Nick Blackburn.
The Twins were a +153 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Minnesota got 6 2/3 innings from Nick Blackburn, who gave up 1 earned run on 4 hits, while striking out 1. He earned the victory, while the Twins got 2 RBIs from Jason Kubel in the betting win.
Chicago's starting pitcher John Danks worked 8 innings, giving up 8 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Alex Rios in a losing cause.
Minnesota enjoyed an edge at the plate with an 8-6 advantage in hits.
Matt Capps pitched the final 1 2/3 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.
Minnesota heads into a battle against Boston. Chicago, meanwhile, will have their next action against Seattle.