Boston shook off a 10-strikeout performance by Adam Wainwright and still managed to post a 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Monday at Busch Stadium.
Boston was an underdog by +121 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 6.5.
Boston got 7 2/3 innings from Jon Lester, who gave up 1 earned run on 4 hits, while striking out 7. He earned the victory, while the Red Sox got 1 RBI from Jacoby Ellsbury in the win.
St. Louis' starting pitcher Adam Wainwright worked 7 innings, giving up 8 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 10 in the loss. They got 2 hits from David Freese in a losing cause.
Boston enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 9-4 advantage in hits.
Koji Uehara pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.