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Philip Hughes Tagged With Loss in Red Sox-Twins Match

Minnesota dropped a 2-1 decision at Fenway Park on Tuesday as Boston legged out a win behind winning pitcher Jon Lester.

Boston was favored by -163 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.

Jon Lester earned the victory for the Red Sox, throwing 6 1/3 innings of work, striking out 6, walking 1, and allowing 4 hits and 1 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBIs from Xander Bogaerts in the win.

Minnesota's starting pitcher Philip Hughes worked 8 innings, giving up 8 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 6 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Danny Santana in a losing cause.

Boston enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 8-4 advantage in hits.

Edward Mujica pitched the final 1 innings for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.