Cleveland Drops Boston 3-2 - Match Report
Boston dropped a 3-2 decision at Progressive Field on Monday as Cleveland legged out a win behind winning pitcher Joe Smith.
The Indians were a +106 underdog in the win. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Joe Smith earned the victory for the Indians, throwing 1/3 innings of work, striking out 0, walking 0, and allowing 0 hits and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Asdrubal Cabrera in the win.
Boston's starting pitcher Clay Buchholz worked 7 1/3 innings, giving up 4 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Carl Crawford in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Boston as they had 7 hits, while Cleveland only had 6.
The game was closed out by Chris Perez who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 2 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.