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Boston vs Tampa Bay Final: 4-3 - Recap

Boston got 2 innings of work from Junichi Tazawa en route to a 4-3 victory over Tampa Bay on Thursday at Tropicana Field.

The Red Sox were a +129 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.

Boston got 5 innings from Felix Doubront, who gave up 2 earned runs on 3 hits, while striking out 7. Junichi Tazawa earned the victory, while the Red Sox got 3 RBIs from Will Middlebrooks in the win.

Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Alex Cobb worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up 3 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Luke Scott in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Tampa Bay as they had 7 hits, while Boston only had 4.

Next game, Boston takes its act on the road to face Minnesota looking for another win. For Tampa Bay, they head on the road to face Baltimore.