Oakland Falls 6-5 to Boston - Recap
Oakland got a 2-HR day from Chris Young on Wednesday at Fenway Park but Boston still managed to defeat Oakland 6-5 in baseball action.
Boston won as a -150 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Jon Lester earned the victory for the Red Sox, throwing 5 2/3 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 6, and allowing 6 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Stephen Drew in the win.
Oakland got a 4-inning outing from Brett Anderson in the loss. He gave up 6 earned runs, 2 walks and 8 hits in his time on the mound, while Jed Lowrie had 3 hits in the loss for the Athletics.
Boston outhit their counterparts 10-9 in the game.
The game was closed out by Andrew Bailey who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 3 batters to earn the save.
Boston heads into a battle against Houston. Oakland, meanwhile, will have their next action against Baltimore.