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John Lackey vs James Shields Tilt Ends in Boston 9-5 Win

Boston grabbed a 9-5 win over Tampa Bay on Saturday, as John Lackey was credited with a win at Tropicana Field.

Boston was an underdog by +130 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

Boston got 5 2/3 innings from John Lackey, who gave up 3 earned runs on 10 hits, while striking out 7. He earned the victory, while the Red Sox got 3 RBIs from David Ortiz in the win.

Tampa Bay's starting pitcher James Shields worked 6 innings, giving up 6 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 8 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Matthew Joyce in a losing cause.

Tampa Bay outhit their counterparts 13-9 in the game.