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Recap - Houston Defeats Texas 2-1

Houston got 6 innings of work from Justin Verlander en route to a 2-1 victory over Texas on Saturday at Minute Maid Park.

Bettors who backed the Astros were rewarded as -230 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.

Justin Verlander earned the victory for the Astros, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 0, and allowing 6 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBIs from Yordan Alvarez in the win.

Texas's starting pitcher Jon Gray worked 6 innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Adolis Garcia in a losing cause.

Texas outhit their counterparts 10-6 in the game.

The game was closed out by Ryan Pressly who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batters to earn the save.