Oakland Tops Boston 15-5 - Recap
It wasn't going to be a low-scoring affair and Oakland made sure they came out on the winning end on Friday, grabbing a 15-5 victory over Boston at Fenway Park.
Oakland was an underdog by +137 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
Oakland got 5 2/3 innings from Gio Gonzalez, who gave up 4 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Athletics got 4 RBIs from Josh Willingham in the win.
Boston's starting pitcher Tim Wakefield worked 4 innings, giving up 8 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 3 hits from David Ortiz in a losing cause.
Oakland outhit their counterparts 16-11 in the game.