Scott Downs Tagged With Loss in Red Sox-Royals Match

Boston moneyline bettors cashed on Friday courtesy of a 5-4 win against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park.

Boston was favored by -126 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 8.

Boston got 6 innings from Clay Buchholz, who gave up 4 earned runs on 10 hits, while striking out 3. Clay Buchholz earned the victory, while the Red Sox got 2 RBIs from Jonny Gomes in the win.

Kansas City got a 5 2/3-inning outing from James Shields in the loss. He gave up 3 earned runs, 1 walks and 8 hits in his time on the mound, while Omar Infante had 3 hits in the loss for the Royals.

The battle of the bats favored Kansas City as they had 10 hits, while Boston only had 12.

The game was closed out by Koji Uehara who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hits, 0 walks and fanned 1 batters to earn the save.