Boston 6, Oakland 5

Date - Wednesday, April 24, 2013 4:05 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 69°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jerry Layne, First Base - Greg Gibson, Second Base - Mike Estabrook, Third Base - Hunter Wendelstedt,
Attendance - 29274

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Oakland 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 5 9 0
Boston 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 6 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oakland 13-9 6-4 7-5 L1
Boston 14-7 7-5 7-2 W1

Recap


Red Sox 6, Athletics 5:
David Ortiz and Daniel Nava both had two hits and an RBI and Stephen Drew ripped a key two-run triple as host Boston held on to win the rubber game.

Mike Napoli added to his major league-leading RBI total with a run-scoring double and Dustin Pedroia had two hits and scored a run for the Red Sox. Starter Jon Lester (4-0) worked around six hits and six walks to allow three runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Brett Anderson (1-4) continued his struggles by giving up six runs on eight hits in four-plus frames for Oakland. The left-hander, who exited his last start after one inning with an ankle injury, has a 14.35 ERA in his last three outings.

Chris Young had two home runs for the Athletics, including a three-run shot to start the scoring in the fourth. Boston came right back in the bottom half with Napoli's RBI double and Drew's game-tying triple into the corner in right.

The first six Red Sox batters reached in the fifth as the hosts scored three more, capped by Nava's run-scoring single to make it 6-3. Josh Donaldson knocked in a run with a base hit in the seventh and Young homered again in the eighth to cut Oakland's deficit to 6-5, but Boston closer Andrew Bailey struck out the side in a perfect ninth for his fifth save.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Lester's six walks were one shy of tying a career high. ... Boston RF Shane Victorino was replaced in the seventh inning after aggravating a back injury that caused him to miss two games last weekend. ... Former Red Sox infielder Jed Lowrie went 3-for-5 to raise his average to .366, but struck out to end the game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Oakland   Boston
Brett Anderson Player Jon Lester
Loss W/L Win
4.0 IP 5.2
5 Strikeouts 5
8 Hits 6
13.50 ERA 4.76
Hitting
Oakland   Boston
Jed Lowrie Player Daniel Nava
3 Hits 2
0 RBI 1
0 HR 0
4 TB 2
.600 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Oakland 9 2 17 .265 15 11 5 6 2 0
Boston 10 0 16 .294 19 9 6 4 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Houston. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .643 after a win and .714 after a loss.
  • Oakland will play their next game at home against Baltimore. The Athletics have a W/L % of .714 after a win and .375 after a loss.