Boston Drops Chicago 1-0 - Match Report
Jon Lester led Boston to a shutout performance against Chicago 1-0 on Saturday at U.S. Cellular Field.
Bettors who backed the Red Sox were rewarded as -114 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
Boston got 7 innings from Jon Lester, who gave up 0 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 7. He earned the victory, while the Red Sox got 1 RBI from Adrian Gonzalez in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Jake Peavy worked 9 innings, giving up 4 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Paul Konerko in a losing cause.
Chicago outhit their counterparts 6-4 in the game.
The game was closed out by Alfredo Aceves who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.