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Recap - Boston Defeats Tampa Bay 14-6

Boston pounded out 20 hits against Tampa Bay pitchers en route to a 14-6 result on Friday at Tropicana Field.

Bettors who backed the Red Sox were rewarded as +130 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 7.5.

Tanner Houck earned the victory for the Red Sox, throwing 5 innings of work, striking out 5, walking 0, and allowing 2 hits and 1 earned runs. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Kike Hernandez in the win.

Tampa Bay's starting pitcher David Robertson worked 1 innings, giving up 1 hits and 0 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Ji-Man Choi in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Boston as they had 20 hits, while Tampa Bay only had 8.