Recap - Boston Defeats Cleveland 7-5
Boston got 6 1/3 innings of work from Clay Buchholz en route to a 7-5 victory over Cleveland on Friday at Fenway Park.
Boston was favored by -126 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
Clay Buchholz earned the victory for the Red Sox, throwing 6 1/3 innings of work, striking out 0, walking 3, and allowing 8 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Dustin Pedroia in the win.
Cleveland's starting pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 7 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jason Kipnis in a losing cause.
Alfredo Aceves pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.