Jon Lester vs Philip Humber Battle Sees Chicago Fall 10-2
|Jon Lester vs Philip Humber Battle Sees Chicago Fall 10-2|
Chicago dropped a 10-2 decision at U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday as Boston legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jon Lester.
The Red Sox were a -149 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Jon Lester earned the victory for the Red Sox, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 8, walking 1, and allowing 4 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Marco Scutaro in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Philip Humber worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Alexei Ramirez in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Boston as they had 15 hits, while Chicago only had 5.