Boston vs Tampa Bay Game Final 7-4 - John Lackey Earns Win
|Boston vs Tampa Bay Game Final 7-4 - John Lackey Earns Win|
Boston got a 7-4 victory over Tampa Bay on Tuesday, with John Lackey earning the victory and helping Red Sox moneyline bettors cash out.
Boston was favored by -167 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
John Lackey earned the victory for the Red Sox, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 1, and allowing 6 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from Shane Victorino in the win.
Tampa Bay got a 5-inning outing from Erik Bedard in the loss. He gave up 1 earned run, 3 walks and 4 hits in his time on the mound, while James Loney had 2 hits in the loss for the Rays.
Boston enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 13-8 advantage in hits.
Koji Uehara pitched the final 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.