John Lackey vs Jered Weaver Battle Sees Boston Fall 3-0
Boston was unable to break through against the Los Angeles pitching staff, losing 3-0 on Sunday at Angel Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Angels were rewarded as -130 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.
Los Angeles got 6 2/3 innings from Jered Weaver, who gave up 0 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Angels got 1 RBI from Mark Trumbo in the win.
Boston's starting pitcher John Lackey worked 7 innings, giving up 5 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 9 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Jacoby Ellsbury in a losing cause.
Los Angeles outhit their counterparts 7-5 in the game.
The game was closed out by Ernesto Frieri who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 3 batters to earn the save.
Los Angeles looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Chicago. Boston will aim to get back on the winning track at Seattle.