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Red Sox nip Padres

Jason Varitek singled home the game-winning run in the sixth inning on Friday, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the San Diego Padres at PETCO Park.

The Red Sox were road favorites at -135, and the three runs scored were UNDER the posted total of 7.5.

Daisuke Matsuzaka (9-5) gave up a run on five hits over six innings, and Kevin Youkilis also had a sixth-inning RBI for the Red Sox.

Greg Maddux (6-4) allowed two runs on seven hits over six innings, while Michael Barrett drove in a run for the Padres.