Jon Lester vs R.A. Dickey Battle Sees Boston Fall 7-1
Toronto grabbed a 7-1 win over Boston on Sunday, as R.A. Dickey was credited with a win at Rogers Centre.
Toronto was an underdog by +101 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 8.5.
Toronto got 6 1/3 innings from R.A. Dickey , who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 6. He earned the victory, while the Blue Jays got 2 RBIs from Edwin Encarnacion in the win.
Boston's starting pitcher Jon Lester worked 7 innings, giving up 5 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 7 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Xander Bogaerts in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Toronto as they had 9 hits, while Boston only had 6.
Next game, Toronto takes its act on the road to face Kansas City looking for another win. For Boston, they head home to face Tampa Bay.