Recap - Boston Defeats Cleveland 5-2
Boston got a 5-2 victory over Cleveland on Thursday, with Jon Lester earning the victory and helping Red Sox moneyline bettors cash out.
Boston was favored by -158 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.
Jon Lester earned the victory for the Red Sox, throwing 7 2/3 innings of work, striking out 4, walking 1, and allowing 8 hits and 1 earned runs. That effort was supported by 2 RBIs from David Ortiz in the win.
Cleveland got a 5 2/3-inning outing from Josh Tomlin in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 2 walks and 9 hits in his time on the mound, while Jason Kipnis had 2 hits in the loss for the Indians.
Boston outhit their counterparts 12-8 in the game.
The game was closed out by Koji Uehara who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batters to earn the save.