Boston Drops Minnesota 5-1 - Match Report
Minnesota dropped a 5-1 decision at Target Field on Sunday as Boston legged out a win behind winning pitcher John Lackey.
Boston was favored by -130 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 10.5.
Boston got 6 innings from John Lackey, who gave up 0 earned runs on 1 hit, while striking out 5. He earned the victory, while the Red Sox got 3 RBIs from Dustin Pedroia in the win.
Minnesota got a 4 1/3-inning outing from Pedro Hernandez in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 1 walk and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Trevor Plouffe had 2 hits in the loss for the Twins.
Boston enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 11-5 advantage in hits.
Boston looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Chicago. Minnesota will aim to get back on the winning track at Atlanta.