Trevor Cahill vs Josh Beckett Battle Sees Oakland Fall 9-8
Boston needed extra innings to claim victory on Saturday, scoring late against Oakland for a 9-8 final at Fenway Park.
Bettors who backed the Red Sox were rewarded as -170 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.
Alfredo Aceves earned the victory for the Red Sox, throwing 4 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 2, and allowing 3 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Carl Crawford in the win.
Oakland's starting pitcher Trevor Cahill worked 7 innings, giving up 8 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Conor Jackson in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Boston as they had 18 hits, while Oakland only had 14.