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Houston Tops Miami 9-4 - Recap

Miami dropped a 9-4 decision at Minute Maid Park on Sunday as Houston legged out a win behind winning pitcher Justin Verlander.

Houston was favored by -250 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Houston got 7 innings from Justin Verlander, who gave up 0 earned runs on 3 hits, while striking out 5. Justin Verlander earned the victory, while the Astros got 3 RBIs from Jose Altuve in the win.

Miami got a 0.1-inning outing from Richard Bleier in the loss. He gave up 0 earned runs, 0 walks and 2 hits in his time on the mound, while Bryan De La Cruz had 1 hits in the loss for the Marlins.

Houston outhit their counterparts 14-3 in the game.

Houston heads into a battle against Texas. Miami, meanwhile, will have their next action against Philadelphia.