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Sunday, August 3, 2008, 1:36PM
, Fenway Park
Attendance: 37,317, Time of Game: 3:03
Athletics
2
53-57
 Lost 6 
3rd, 15½ GB
at Red Sox
5
64-48
 Won 3 
2nd, 3 GB
                1  2  3   4  5  6   7  8  9    R  H  E
                -  -  -   -  -  -   -  -  -    -  -  -
Athletics       0  0  0   0  2  0   0  0  0    2  5  1
Red Sox         1  0  0   3  0  1   0  0  X    5  8  0

Oakland Athletics

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Ryan Sweeney RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 .293 .724 11 8 -0.102 0.95 0.000 -0.102 -1.0 3 0
Mark Ellis 2B 4 0 1 0 0 1 .235 .700 17 10 -0.088 0.83 0.000 -0.088 -0.8 3 0
Jack Cust LF 2 0 1 0 2 1 .228 .813 24 11 0.047 0.76 0.077 -0.030 0.4 2 0
Frank Thomas DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 .253 .791 11 9 -0.118 1.12 0.000 -0.118 -1.1
Carlos Gonzalez CF 4 0 1 0 0 1 .265 .709 16 12 0.023 0.81 0.089 -0.067 0.3 4 0 3B
Jack Hannahan 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 .236 .675 19 14 -0.115 0.92 0.000 -0.115 -1.3 1 4
Bobby Crosby SS 1 1 0 0 2 1 .247 .659 20 10 -0.009 0.82 0.049 -0.058 -0.0 1 2
   Gregorio Petit SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 .348 .835 0.000 0.00 0.000 0.000 0.0 0 0
   Emil Brown PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .679 5 3 -0.012 0.46 0.000 -0.012 -0.2
Daric Barton 1B 4 1 1 2 0 1 .218 .631 13 10 0.039 0.93 0.115 -0.076 0.9 4 0 HR
Rob Bowen C 2 0 0 0 0 1 .185 .501 10 7 -0.048 0.93 0.000 -0.048 -0.5 3 1
   Kurt Suzuki PH-C 1 0 1 0 0 0 .296 .742 3 2 0.023 0.76 0.023 0.000 0.2 3 0
Dallas Braden P 0 0
   Santiago Casilla P 0 0
   Joey Devine P 0 0
   Alan Embree P 0 0
   Huston Street P 0 0
   Dan Meyer P 0 0
Team Totals 31 2 5 2 4 10 .161 .580 149 96 -0.360 0.88 0.353 -0.714 -3.1 24 7
3B: C Gonzalez (1, off D Matsuzaka).
HR: D Barton (4, off D Matsuzaka; 5th inn, 1 on, 1 out to RF).
TB: D Barton 4; C Gonzalez 3; K Suzuki; J Cust; M Ellis.
RBI: D Barton 2 (27).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 0 for 4.
Fielding
PB: R Bowen (2).
E: M Ellis (3).

Boston Red Sox

Batting AB R H RBI BB SO BA OPS Pit Str WPA aLI WPA+ WPA- RE24 PO A
Dustin Pedroia 2B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .313 .806 9 7 -0.006 0.69 0.056 -0.062 -0.4 1 4 2B
Kevin Youkilis 1B 4 0 2 1 0 0 .315 .940 12 8 0.020 0.73 0.097 -0.077 0.5 6 0 2B
David Ortiz DH 2 0 0 0 2 1 .259 .842 16 6 -0.038 0.62 0.020 -0.059 -0.3 SB,IW
Mike Lowell 3B 4 1 1 0 0 2 .280 .804 22 12 -0.028 0.76 0.039 -0.067 -0.8 1 1 2B
Jason Bay LF 4 2 2 0 0 0 .285 .907 17 14 0.051 0.83 0.093 -0.042 0.6 1 1
Jed Lowrie SS 3 1 1 2 1 0 .295 .773 19 10 0.140 0.86 0.165 -0.025 1.8 0 0 3B
Jason Varitek C 3 0 0 0 1 2 .218 .661 26 13 -0.038 0.52 0.007 -0.046 -0.7 10 1
Coco Crisp CF 2 0 0 2 0 0 .250 .698 9 8 0.009 0.56 0.022 -0.013 -0.3 4 0 2·SF
Jacoby Ellsbury RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .259 .675 15 10 0.029 0.57 0.054 -0.025 -0.0 4 0
Daisuke Matsuzaka P 0 0
   Hideki Okajima P 0 0
   Manny Delcarmen P 0 0
   Jonathan Papelbon P 0 0
Team Totals 29 5 8 5 4 5 .276 .791 145 88 0.139 0.69 0.553 -0.416 0.4 27 7
2B: D Pedroia (33, off D Braden); K Youkilis (27, off H Street); M Lowell (25, off D Braden).
3B: J Lowrie (1, off D Braden).
SF: C Crisp 2 (4, 1 off S Casilla, 1 off A Embree).
IBB: D Ortiz (6, by H Street).
TB: J Lowrie 3; K Youkilis 3; M Lowell 2; D Pedroia 2; J Bay 2; J Ellsbury.
RBI: J Lowrie 2 (18); C Crisp 2 (28); K Youkilis (75).
Team LOB: 6.
With RISP: 3 for 13.
Fielding
Outfield Assists: J Bay (M Ellis at 2nd base).
Baserunning
SB: D Ortiz (1, 2nd base off S Casilla/R Bowen).

Oakland Athletics

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Dallas Braden, L (2-2) 3.1 6 4 4 0 1 0 5.10 15 61 39 26 4 9 6 8 2 0 33 -0.144 0.93 -1.7
Santiago Casilla 1.2 0 0 0 2 1 0 2.70 7 31 17 11 4 2 1 3 0 0 1 1 0.028 0.59 0.6
Joey Devine 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.23 2 8 3 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 -0.079 0.79 -1.5
Alan Embree 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5.01 3 15 10 6 3 1 0 2 0 0 2 1 0.033 0.72 1.1
Huston Street 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 3.88 5 17 9 4 1 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.016 0.35 0.6
Dan Meyer 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00 3 14 10 5 2 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.008 0.11 0.6
Team Totals 8 8 5 4 4 5 0 4.50 35 146 88 53 14 21 8 18 4 0 33 3 2 -0.138 0.69 -0.4
J Devine faced 2 batters in the 6th inning.

Boston Red Sox

Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Ctct StS StL GB FB LD Unk GSc IR IS WPA aLI RE24
Daisuke Matsuzaka, W (12-2) 6 4 2 2 2 8 1 3.04 23 105 68 33 17 18 3 10 0 0 62 0.220 0.89 1.4
Hideki Okajima, H (19) 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2.66 5 17 11 4 2 5 0 3 1 0 0 0 0.053 1.08 0.6
Manny Delcarmen, H (15) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.05 4 16 9 4 0 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.050 0.87 0.6
Jonathan Papelbon, S (31) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.05 3 11 8 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.039 0.49 0.6
Team Totals 9 5 2 2 4 10 1 2.00 35 149 96 45 21 30 6 15 1 0 62 0 0 0.362 0.88 3.1
Balks: None.
WP: None.
HBP: None.
IBB: H Street (4; D Ortiz).
Pickoffs: None.

Other Info

Umpires: HP - Brian Gorman, 1B - Gerry Davis, 2B - Bruce Dreckman, 3B - Todd Tichenor.
Time of Game: 3:03.
Attendance: Not Given.
Field Condition: Unknown.
Start Time Weather: 75° F, Wind 10mph from Left to Right, Cloudy.

Starting Lineups

Oakland Athletics         Boston Red Sox
1 Ryan Sweeney RF 1 Dustin Pedroia 2B
2 Mark Ellis 2B 2 Kevin Youkilis 1B
3 Jack Cust LF 3 David Ortiz DH
4 Frank Thomas DH 4 Mike Lowell 3B
5 Carlos Gonzalez CF 5 Jason Bay LF
6 Jack Hannahan 3B 6 Jed Lowrie SS
7 Bobby Crosby SS 7 Jason Varitek C
8 Daric Barton 1B 8 Coco Crisp CF
9 Rob Bowen C 9 Jacoby Ellsbury RF
Dallas Braden P Daisuke Matsuzaka P

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Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
b4 1-0 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  RR BOS J. Lowrie D. Braden 13% 87% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Lowell Scores; Bay Scores
t5 0-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR OAK D. Barton D. Matsuzaka -11% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Crosby Scores
t2 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  OAK C. Gonzalez D. Matsuzaka -9% 51% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  R BOS K. Youkilis D. Braden 9% 69% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Pedroia Scores; Youkilis to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
t2 0-1 1 --3 6,(2-2)  O OAK B. Crosby D. Matsuzaka 6% 61% Strikeout Swinging

Play By Play

Inn Score Out RoB Pit(cnt) R/O @Bat Batter Pitcher wWPA wWE Play Description
Top of the 1st, Athletics Batting, Tied 0-0, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 1-2-3
t1 0-0 0 --- 2,(1-0)  O OAK R. Sweeney D. Matsuzaka 2% 52% Popfly: 3B (Weak 3B)
t1 0-0 1 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK M. Ellis D. Matsuzaka 2% 54% Single to LF (Ground Ball thru Weak 3B); Ellis out at 2B/LF-2B
t1 0-0 2 --- 8,(3-2)  OAK J. Cust D. Matsuzaka -1% 53% Walk
t1 0-0 2 1-- 3,(0-2)  O OAK F. Thomas D. Matsuzaka 2% 55% Flyball: RF (CF-RF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 0.
Bottom of the 1st, Red Sox Batting, Tied 0-0, Athletics' Dallas Braden facing 1-2-3
b1 0-0 0 --- 2,(0-1)  BOS D. Pedroia D. Braden 6% 61% Double to CF (Fly Ball to Deep LF-CF)
b1 0-0 0 -2- 3,(1-1)  R BOS K. Youkilis D. Braden 9% 69% Single to CF (Ground Ball thru SS-2B); Pedroia Scores; Youkilis to 2B/Adv on throw to Hm
b1 1-0 0 -2- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Ortiz D. Braden -4% 66% Strikeout Swinging
b1 1-0 1 -2- 5,(3-1)  O BOS M. Lowell D. Braden -3% 63% Flyball: LF
b1 1-0 2 -2- 5,(1-2)  O BOS J. Bay D. Braden -3% 60% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 2nd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 5-6-7
t2 0-1 0 --- 3,(0-2)  OAK C. Gonzalez D. Matsuzaka -9% 51% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF)
t2 0-1 0 --3 10,(3-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan D. Matsuzaka 5% 56% Strikeout Swinging (C-1B)
t2 0-1 1 --3 6,(2-2)  O OAK B. Crosby D. Matsuzaka 6% 61% Strikeout Swinging
t2 0-1 2 --3 7,(3-2)  O OAK D. Barton D. Matsuzaka 4% 65% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 2nd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Dallas Braden facing 6-7-8
b2 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie D. Braden -2% 63% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
b2 1-0 1 --- 5,(3-1)  O BOS J. Varitek D. Braden -2% 62% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b2 1-0 2 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS C. Crisp D. Braden -1% 60% Flyball: CF
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 3rd, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 9-1-2
t3 0-1 0 --- 6,(2-2)  O OAK R. Bowen D. Matsuzaka 3% 63% Strikeout Swinging
t3 0-1 1 --- 1,(0-0)  O OAK R. Sweeney D. Matsuzaka 2% 65% Groundout: 2B-1B
t3 0-1 2 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK M. Ellis D. Matsuzaka 1% 66% Strikeout Looking
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 3rd, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Dallas Braden facing 9-1-2
b3 1-0 0 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS J. Ellsbury D. Braden 5% 72% Single to 2B (Ground Ball to Weak 2B); Ellsbury to 2B/Adv on E4 (throw to 1B)
b3 1-0 0 -2- 1,(0-0)  O BOS D. Pedroia D. Braden -4% 68% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
b3 1-0 1 -2- 5,(2-2)  O BOS K. Youkilis D. Braden -4% 64% Fielder's Choice SS; Ellsbury out at 3B/SS-3B
b3 1-0 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  O BOS D. Ortiz D. Braden -2% 61% Baserunner Out Advancing; Youkilis out at 2B/C-SS
0 runs, 1 hit, 1 error, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 1.
Top of the 4th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-1, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 3-4-5
t4 0-1 0 --- 6,(3-2)  O OAK J. Cust D. Matsuzaka 3% 64% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-1 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK F. Thomas D. Matsuzaka 2% 67% Strikeout Swinging
t4 0-1 2 --- 6,(2-2)  O OAK C. Gonzalez D. Matsuzaka 1% 68% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 1.
Bottom of the 4th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 1-0, Athletics' Dallas Braden facing 3-4-5
b4 1-0 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS D. Ortiz D. Braden -2% 66% Flyball: LF (LF-CF)
b4 1-0 1 --- 5,(2-2)  BOS M. Lowell D. Braden 4% 70% Double to CF (Line Drive to Deep LF-CF)
b4 1-0 1 -2- 4,(0-2)  BOS J. Bay D. Braden 4% 74% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF-CF); Lowell to 3B
b4 1-0 1 1-3 4,(2-1)  RR BOS J. Lowrie D. Braden 13% 87% Triple to CF (Fly Ball to Deep CF); Lowell Scores; Bay Scores
Santiago Casilla replaces Dallas Braden pitching
b4 3-0 1 --3 7,(3-2)  BOS J. Varitek S. Casilla 1% 88% Walk
b4 3-0 1 1-3 1,(0-0)  RO BOS C. Crisp S. Casilla 1% 89% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly (Deep LF-CF); Lowrie Scores
b4 4-0 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  O BOS J. Ellsbury S. Casilla -1% 88% Groundout: SS-2B/Forceout at 2B (Weak SS)
3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 0, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 5th, Athletics Batting, Behind 0-4, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 6-7-8
t5 0-4 0 --- 2,(0-1)  O OAK J. Hannahan D. Matsuzaka 2% 90% Flyball: RF (Deep RF)
t5 0-4 1 --- 7,(3-2)  OAK B. Crosby D. Matsuzaka -2% 88% Walk
t5 0-4 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  RR OAK D. Barton D. Matsuzaka -11% 77% Home Run (Fly Ball to Deep RF); Crosby Scores
t5 2-4 1 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK R. Bowen D. Matsuzaka 2% 79% Groundout: 2B-1B
t5 2-4 2 --- 7,(2-2)  O OAK R. Sweeney D. Matsuzaka 1% 80% Strikeout Swinging
2 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 5th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Santiago Casilla facing 1-2-3
b5 4-2 0 --- 5,(2-2)  O BOS D. Pedroia S. Casilla -2% 79% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B)
b5 4-2 1 --- 2,(0-1)  O BOS K. Youkilis S. Casilla -1% 77% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b5 4-2 2 --- 6,(3-2)  BOS D. Ortiz S. Casilla 1% 78% Walk
b5 4-2 2 1-- 1,(0-0)  BOS M. Lowell S. Casilla 1% 79% Ortiz Steals 2B
b5 4-2 2 -2- 7,(3-2)  O BOS M. Lowell S. Casilla -3% 76% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 4.
Top of the 6th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-4, Red Sox' Daisuke Matsuzaka facing 2-3-4
t6 2-4 0 --- 4,(2-1)  O OAK M. Ellis D. Matsuzaka 3% 80% Flyball: CF (Deep LF-CF)
t6 2-4 1 --- 4,(2-1)  OAK J. Cust D. Matsuzaka -4% 76% Single to CF (Fly Ball)
t6 2-4 1 1-- 3,(1-1)  O OAK F. Thomas D. Matsuzaka 4% 80% Flyball: RF (Deep CF-RF)
t6 2-4 2 1-- 2,(0-1)  O OAK C. Gonzalez D. Matsuzaka 3% 84% Flyball: LF (Short LF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 4.
Bottom of the 6th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 4-2, Athletics' Joey Devine facing 5-6-7
Joey Devine replaces Santiago Casilla pitching
b6 4-2 0 --- 3,(1-1)  BOS J. Bay J. Devine 2% 86% Single to LF (Line Drive to Short LF)
b6 4-2 0 1-- 5,(3-1)  BOS J. Lowrie J. Devine 3% 89% Walk; Bay to 2B
b6 4-2 0 12- 1,(0-0)  BOS J. Varitek J. Devine 3% 91% Passed Ball; Bay to 3B; Lowrie to 2B
Alan Embree replaces Joey Devine pitching
b6 4-2 0 -23 6,(3-2)  O BOS J. Varitek A. Embree -3% 89% Strikeout Swinging
b6 4-2 1 -23 2,(0-1)  RO BOS C. Crisp A. Embree 1% 90% Flyball: CF/Sacrifice Fly; Bay Scores/unER; Lowrie to 3B
b6 5-2 2 --3 7,(2-2)  O BOS J. Ellsbury A. Embree -2% 88% Flyball: CF
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 7th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-5, Red Sox' Hideki Okajima facing 6-7-8
Hideki Okajima replaces Daisuke Matsuzaka pitching
t7 2-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK J. Hannahan H. Okajima 3% 91% Strikeout Swinging
t7 2-5 1 --- 7,(3-2)  OAK B. Crosby H. Okajima -3% 88% Walk
t7 2-5 1 1-- 2,(0-1)  O OAK D. Barton H. Okajima 3% 91% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
Kurt Suzuki pinch hits for Rob Bowen (C) batting 9th
t7 2-5 2 1-- 3,(1-1)  OAK K. Suzuki H. Okajima -2% 89% Single to RF (Line Drive to Short RF); Crosby to 2B
t7 2-5 2 12- 1,(0-0)  O OAK R. Sweeney H. Okajima 5% 94% Flyball: CF (Deep CF)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 7th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-2, Athletics' Huston Street facing 1-2-3
Huston Street replaces Alan Embree pitching
Kurt Suzuki moves from PH to C
b7 5-2 0 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS D. Pedroia H. Street -1% 93% Foul Popfly: C (Behind Home)
b7 5-2 1 --- 2,(1-0)  BOS K. Youkilis H. Street 1% 94% Double to LF (Line Drive to Deep LF Line)
b7 5-2 1 -2- 4,(3-0)  BOS D. Ortiz H. Street 0% 94% Intentional Walk
b7 5-2 1 12- 5,(2-2)  O BOS M. Lowell H. Street -1% 93% Strikeout Swinging
b7 5-2 2 12- 5,(1-2)  O BOS J. Bay H. Street -1% 92% Popfly: 2B (Deep 2B-1B)
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 8th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-5, Red Sox' Manny Delcarmen facing 2-3-4
Manny Delcarmen replaces Hideki Okajima pitching
t8 2-5 0 --- 4,(1-2)  O OAK M. Ellis M. Delcarmen 3% 95% Flyball: RF
t8 2-5 1 --- 6,(3-2)  OAK J. Cust M. Delcarmen -3% 92% Walk
t8 2-5 1 1-- 1,(0-0)  O OAK F. Thomas M. Delcarmen 3% 95% Flyball: CF (Deep CF-RF)
t8 2-5 2 1-- 5,(2-2)  O OAK C. Gonzalez M. Delcarmen 2% 97% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 5.
Bottom of the 8th, Red Sox Batting, Ahead 5-2, Athletics' Dan Meyer facing 6-7-8
Dan Meyer replaces Huston Street pitching
Gregorio Petit replaces Bobby Crosby playing SS batting 7th
b8 5-2 0 --- 5,(1-2)  O BOS J. Lowrie D. Meyer -0% 97% Flyball: RF (Short RF)
b8 5-2 1 --- 8,(3-2)  O BOS J. Varitek D. Meyer -0% 96% Strikeout Swinging
b8 5-2 2 --- 1,(0-0)  O BOS C. Crisp D. Meyer -0% 96% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak SS)
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 5.
Top of the 9th, Athletics Batting, Behind 2-5, Red Sox' Jonathan Papelbon facing 6-7-8
Jonathan Papelbon replaces Manny Delcarmen pitching
t9 2-5 0 --- 3,(1-1)  O OAK J. Hannahan J. Papelbon 2% 98% Groundout: 2B-1B (2B-1B)
Emil Brown pinch hits for Gregorio Petit (SS) batting 7th
t9 2-5 1 --- 5,(2-2)  O OAK E. Brown J. Papelbon 1% 100% Groundout: 3B-1B (Weak 3B)
t9 2-5 2 --- 3,(0-2)  O OAK D. Barton J. Papelbon 0% 100% Strikeout Swinging
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB. Athletics 2, Red Sox 5.

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