Boston vs Detroit Final: 5-3 - Recap
Boston grabbed a 5-3 win over Detroit on Sunday, as John Lackey was credited with a win at Comerica Park.
Bettors who backed the Red Sox were rewarded as +119 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.5.
John Lackey earned the victory for the Red Sox, throwing 8 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 1, and allowing 7 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from David Ortiz in the win.
Detroit's starting pitcher Anibal Sanchez worked 6 innings, giving up 6 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Miguel Cabrera in a losing cause.
Boston enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 11-7 advantage in hits.
Koji Uehara pitched the final 1 innings for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Boston heads into a battle against Baltimore. Detroit, meanwhile, will have their next action against Chicago.