Boston Drops Toronto 7-4 - Match Report
Boston got a 7-4 victory over Toronto on Thursday, with Jon Lester earning the victory and helping Red Sox moneyline bettors cash out.
Boston was favored by -172 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
Jon Lester earned the victory for the Red Sox, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 3, and allowing 5 hits and 4 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Dustin Pedroia in the win.
Toronto's starting pitcher Chien-Ming Wang worked 1 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 7 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Rajai Davis in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Boston as they had 9 hits, while Toronto only had 5.
The game was closed out by Koji Uehara who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 2 batters to earn the save.