Recap - Boston Defeats Philadelphia 7-5
Boston got 6 innings of work from Jon Lester en route to a 7-5 victory over Philadelphia on Saturday at Citizens Bank Park.
Boston was favored by -122 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Jon Lester earned the victory for the Red Sox, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 1, and allowing 8 hits and 4 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from David Ortiz in the win.
Philadelphia's starting pitcher Joe Blanton worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 3 hits from John Mayberry in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Philadelphia as they had 15 hits, while Boston only had 11.
Alfredo Aceves pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 3 hits in his outing.