Boston vs Tampa Bay Game Final 3-1 - Jon Lester Earns Win
|Boston vs Tampa Bay Game Final 3-1 - Jon Lester Earns Win|
Tampa Bay dropped a 3-1 decision at Fenway Park on Tuesday as Boston legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jon Lester.
Bettors who backed the Red Sox were rewarded as -165 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.
Jon Lester earned the victory for the Red Sox, throwing 7 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 1, and allowing 3 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Jacoby Ellsbury in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher James Shields worked 8 innings, giving up 3 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Desmond Jennings in a losing cause.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.