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Boston vs Toronto Recap - Red Sox Over Blue Jays 8-5

Boston got an 8-5 victory over Toronto on Friday, with Chris Carpenter earning the victory and helping Red Sox moneyline bettors cash out.

Boston was an underdog by +130 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 9.5.

Boston got 5 1/3 innings from Daisuke Matsuzaka, who gave up 4 earned runs on 3 hits, while striking out 5. Chris Carpenter earned the victory, while the Red Sox got 4 RBIs from Ryan Lavarnway in the win.

Toronto's starting pitcher Aaron Laffey worked 3 2/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Brett Lawrie in a losing cause.

Boston enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 10-7 advantage in hits.

The game was closed out by Andrew Bailey who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.