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Houston Falls 2-1 Against Boston - Game Recap

Josh Beckett struck out 11 batters as Boston defeated Houston 2-1 in baseball wagering action Sunday at Minute Maid Park.

Boston was favored by -192 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

Boston got 8 innings from Josh Beckett, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 11. He earned the victory, while the Red Sox got 1 RBI from Kevin Youkilis in the win.

Houston's starting pitcher Jordan Lyles worked 5 innings, giving up 3 hits and 0 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Brett Wallace in a losing cause.

Jonathan Papelbon pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 3 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.

Next game, Boston takes its act home to face Toronto looking for another win. For Houston, they head on the road to face Pittsburgh.