Josh Beckett vs Fausto Carmona Battle Sees Cleveland Fall 4-2

Josh Beckett vs Fausto Carmona Battle Sees Cleveland Fall 4-2

Boston got 6 2/3 innings of work from Josh Beckett en route to a 4-2 victory over Cleveland on Tuesday at Progressive Field.

Boston was favored by -140 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Boston got 6 2/3 innings from Josh Beckett, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Red Sox got 2 RBIs from Jason Varitek in the win.

Cleveland's starting pitcher Fausto Carmona worked 8 innings, giving up 5 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Travis Buck in a losing cause.

Cleveland enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 6-5 advantage in hits.

Jonathan Papelbon pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.