Game Wrap - Boston 3-1 Victors Over Mariners
Boston got a 3-1 victory over Seattle on Saturday, with Josh Beckett earning the victory and helping Red Sox moneyline bettors cash out.
Bettors who backed the Red Sox were rewarded as -295 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.
Josh Beckett earned the victory for the Red Sox, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 7, walking 1, and allowing 7 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Jacoby Ellsbury in the win.
Seattle's starting pitcher Blake Beavan worked 6 2/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Dustin Ackley in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Boston as they had 10 hits, while Seattle only had 9.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.