Boston Drops Tampa Bay 3-1 - Match Report
Tampa Bay dropped a 3-1 decision at Tropicana Field on Friday as Boston legged out a win behind winning pitcher Franklin Morales.
Boston was favored by -107 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Boston got 5 innings from Franklin Morales, who gave up 0 earned runs on 2 hits, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Red Sox got 2 RBIs from Pedro Ciriaco in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Jeremy Hellickson worked 6 innings, giving up 5 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 5 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Ben Zobrist in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Boston as they had 7 hits, while Tampa Bay only had 6.
Alfredo Aceves pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.