Boston vs Texas Recap - Rangers Over Red Sox 9-5
Texas moneyline bettors cashed on Friday courtesy of a 9-5 win against the Boston Red Sox at Rangers Ballpark.
The Rangers were a +100 underdog in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Darren Oliver earned the victory for the Rangers, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 0, walking 0, and allowing 1 hit and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Mike Napoli in the win.
Boston's starting pitcher Jon Lester worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jacoby Ellsbury in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Texas as they had 10 hits, while Boston only had 7.