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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.