Justin Verlander vs Josh Beckett Tilt Ends in Boston 4-1 Win
Detroit dropped a 4-1 decision at Fenway Park on Tuesday as Boston legged out a win behind winning pitcher Clayton Mortensen.
The Red Sox were a +122 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Clayton Mortensen earned the victory for the Red Sox, throwing 2 2/3 innings of work, striking out 1, walking 3, and allowing 1 hit and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Jacoby Ellsbury in the win.
Detroit's starting pitcher Justin Verlander worked 5 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Austin Jackson in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Boston as they had 6 hits, while Detroit only had 3.
Franklin Morales pitched the final 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.