Hector Santiago vs Ryan Dempster Battle Sees Chicago Fall 4-3
Boston got a 4-3 victory over Chicago on Friday, with Ryan Dempster earning the victory and helping Red Sox moneyline bettors cash out.
Boston was favored by -168 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
Ryan Dempster earned the victory for the Red Sox, throwing 6 1/3 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 3, and allowing 5 hits and 3 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from David Ortiz in the win.
Chicago's starting pitcher Hector Santiago worked 3 2/3 innings, giving up 5 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Avisail Garcia in a losing cause.
Koji Uehara pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.