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Houston Tops Texas 7-3 - Recap

Houston got a 7-3 victory over Texas on Thursday, with Framber Valdez earning the victory and helping Astros moneyline bettors cash out.

Bettors who backed the Astros were rewarded as -280 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.

Framber Valdez earned the victory for the Astros, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 1, and allowing 4 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Alex Bregman in the win.

Texas's starting pitcher Garrett Richards worked 2 innings, giving up 3 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Leody Taveras in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Houston as they had 10 hits, while Texas only had 8.

Houston heads into a battle against Oakland. Texas, meanwhile, will have their next action against Seattle.