Boston Tops Tampa Bay 4-3 - Recap

Boston Tops Tampa Bay 4-3 - Recap

Tampa Bay dropped a 4-3 decision at Fenway Park on Friday as Boston legged out a win behind winning pitcher Josh Beckett.

The Red Sox were a -139 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 7.5.

Boston got 6 innings from Josh Beckett, who gave up 2 earned runs on 7 hits, while striking out 7. He earned the victory, while the Red Sox got 2 RBIs from David Ortiz in the win.

Tampa Bay's starting pitcher James Shields worked 7 innings, giving up 7 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Desmond Jennings in a losing cause.

Boston outhit their counterparts 9-8 in the game.

The game was closed out by Jonathan Papelbon who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 3 batters to earn the save.