Grant Balfour Earns Win in Oakland vs Boston Game
Oakland grabbed a 3-2 win over Boston on Wednesday, as Grant Balfour was credited with a win at O.co Coliseum.
The Athletics were a -123 favorite in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Oakland got 6 innings from A.J. Griffin, who gave up 1 earned run on 3 hits, while striking out 3. Grant Balfour earned the victory, while the Athletics got 1 RBI from Jemile Weeks in the win.
Boston's starting pitcher Aaron Cook worked 6 innings, giving up 9 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 1 hit from David Ortiz in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 10 hits, while Boston only had 3.
Ryan Cook pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Oakland looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Seattle. Boston will aim to get back on the winning track vs New York.