The Boston Red Sox took game 1 of the 3 game series, defeating the Oakland A's 4-2 in Fenway Park on Friday, June 5th. Wade Miley pitched well, going 7.1 innings, allowing 2 runs, both earned and giving up 6 hits. Miley struck out 6 and walked 1.Koji Uehara was a bit shaky in the 9th, but closed out the game to pick up his 12th save of the season.

Dustin Pedroia, batting leadoff, was 3-4 with a double and scored twice. He's now batting .311 on the season. Brock Holt, batting 2nd, drove in a run, and was 2-4 with a double.

David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval were both given the night off.

Oakland's Pat Venditte became the first switch-pitcher in history, firing two scoreless innings.

Here Venditte warms up in the bullpen, throwing from both the left and right side!

John Farrell on the win

The game was marred by a fan seriously injured in the stands, after getting hit by a broken bat. The woman, accompanied by her husband and child was reported by numerous media outlets to have life threatening injuries.

The Red Sox and A's play game 2 Saturday afternoon with the pregame starting at 3:20 PM and first pitch at 4:05 on AM 1370 WDEA.  The Red Sox are 25-31 in last place 5.5 games out of first place.