Gio Gonzalez vs Daisuke Matsuzaka Battle Sees Boston Fall 4-2
Washington got a 4-2 victory over Boston on Saturday, with Gio Gonzalez earning the victory and helping Nationals moneyline bettors cash out.
Bettors who backed the Nationals were rewarded as -110 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 9.5.
Gio Gonzalez earned the victory for the Nationals, throwing 6 1/3 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 2, and allowing 3 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Ian Desmond in the win.
Boston's starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka worked 5 innings, giving up 5 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 8 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Dustin Pedroia in a losing cause.
The game was closed out by Tyler Clippard who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.