John Lackey Earns Win in Oakland vs Boston Game
Oakland dropped a 4-2 decision at O.co Coliseum on Friday as Boston legged out a win behind winning pitcher John Lackey.
Bettors who backed the Red Sox were rewarded as +101 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 7.5.
John Lackey earned the victory for the Red Sox, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 4, and allowing 3 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Dustin Pedroia in the win.
Oakland's starting pitcher Jarrod Parker worked 7 innings, giving up 3 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 1 hit from John Jaso in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Boston as they had 6 hits, while Oakland only had 3.
Koji Uehara pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 3 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.