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Boston vs Houston Final: 7-5 - Recap

Bud Norris struck out 10 Boston batters, but it wasn't enough as the Red Sox defeated Houston 7-5 in MLB action Friday.

Bettors who backed the Red Sox were rewarded as -122 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.

Boston got 5 1/3 innings from Tim Wakefield, who gave up 5 earned runs on 11 hits, while striking out 0. Dan Wheeler earned the victory, while the Red Sox got 2 RBIs from Dustin Pedroia in the win.

Houston got a 6-inning outing from Bud Norris in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 4 walks and 4 hits in his time on the mound, while Michael Bourn had 2 hits in the loss for the Astros.

The battle of the bats favored Houston as they had 13 hits, while Boston only had 8.

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