Recap - Boston Defeats Tampa Bay 12-2
Boston scored early and often on Friday, sprinting to a lead and into double figures with a 12-2 win over Tampa Bay.
Boston was favored by -142 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.
Boston got 7 2/3 innings from Jon Lester, who gave up 2 earned runs on 3 hits, while striking out 7. He earned the victory, while the Red Sox got 3 RBIs from Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the win.
Tampa Bay's starting pitcher Matt Moore worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 7 earned runs while striking out 4 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Ben Zobrist in a losing cause.
Boston outhit their counterparts 14-4 in the game.