Boston 8, Oakland 6

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, June 3, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 62°
Umpires - Home Plate - Dan Bellino, First Base - Tony Randazzo, Second Base - Larry Vanover, Third Base - Brian Gorman,
Attendance - 37808

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 11 2
Boston 2 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 8 11 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 27-31 14-15 13-16 L4
Boston 31-26 17-13 14-13 W1

Recap

Carl Crawford’s broken bat two-run single with two outs in the seventh inning lifted the Boston Red Sox to an 8-6 win over the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park on Friday night.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia provided insurance with a solo home run in the eighth inning as Boston snapped a four-game losing streak.

Oakland got to Boston starter Clay Buchholz for four runs in the top of the first inning in the see-saw affair. The Athletics had five singles in the frame, capped by a two-run hit by Mark Ellis.

Boston clawed its way back to take a 5-4 lead after three innings, but Oakland scored single runs in the fourth and fifth to reclaim a 6-5 lead.

Bobby Jenks (2-2) got the win in relief for Boston and Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth for his 11th save of the season. Adrian Gonzalez collected three hits and David Ortiz had two hits and two RBIs.

Oakland used six pitchers with Joey Devine (0-1) taking the loss as the A’s dropped their fourth straight game. Josh Willingham had three of Oakland’s 11 hits in the game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Boston
Josh Outman Player Clay Buchholz
No Decision W/L No Decision
2.2 IP 4.2
2 Strikeouts 5
5 Hits 8
13.50 ERA 9.64
Hitting
Oakland   Boston
Josh WillinghamPlayer Adrian Gonzalez
3 Hits 3
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
5 TB 4
.600 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 11 0 13 .297 13 7 6 3 1 2
Boston 11 1 17 .306 18 5 8 2 1 1

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Oakland. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .645 after a win and .423 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Athletics have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .484 after a loss.
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