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Red Sox too much for Athletics

Dustin Pedroia went 2-for-4 with a big fly and two runs batted in, as the Boston Red Sox defeated the Oakland Athletics 8-3 on Monday night.

Boston won as -270 home favorites as the game played OVER the 8.5-run total posted by sportsbooks.

Jed Lowrie also drove in two runs for the Red Sox, while winning pitcher Josh Beckett gave up three runs over seven innings for Boston.

Kurt Suzuki knocked in two runs for Oakland, as Trevor Cahill was tagged for six runs over five innings to take the loss for the Athletics.