Chicago vs Boston Recap - Red Sox Over Cubs 5-1
Chicago dropped a 5-1 decision at Fenway Park on Sunday as Boston legged out a win behind winning pitcher Tim Wakefield.
Boston won as a -187 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 9.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Tim Wakefield earned the victory for the Red Sox, throwing 6 2/3 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 0, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Kevin Youkilis in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher James Russell worked 4 innings, giving up 7 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Starlin Castro in a losing cause.
Boston enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 12-5 advantage in hits.
Boston heads into a battle against Cleveland. Chicago, meanwhile, will have their next action against New York.