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Boston Tops Oakland 7-1 - Recap

Oakland dropped a 7-1 decision at Fenway Park on Friday as Boston legged out a win behind winning pitcher Clay Buchholz.

Boston won as a -122 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 9.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Clay Buchholz earned the victory for the Red Sox, throwing 6 1/3 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 3, and allowing 3 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 4 RBIs from Dustin Pedroia in the win.

Oakland's starting pitcher Daniel Straily worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from John Jaso in a losing cause.

Boston outhit their counterparts 11-5 in the game.