The Boston Red Sox continued to receive excellent starting pitching, as Tanner Houck pitched 6 scoreless innings Monday night, and the Red Sox beat the Oakland A's 9-0 on the West Coast.

Houck allowed just 3 hits, striking out 10, matching a career-high and more importantly didn't walk a batter. Chase Anderson pitched the final 3 innings, earning the save and just allowed a hit. He struck out 3 and didn't walk a batter.

Jarren Duran, batting lead-off and playing left field was 3-5 with 3 stolen bases, and now has 5 on the season. He is now the first player in Red Sox history with 5 steals in the first 5 games of the season.

Trevor Story had a double and drove in 2 runs. Triston Casas was 2-4 with a double and a RBI.

Boston's starting 5 pitchers have pitched 28 innings through 5 games, allowing 4 earned runs and have struck out 37 while just walking 1!

Boston now 3-2 will play Oakland 1-4 in the 2nd game of the 3-game series on Tuesday night. Brayan Bellow (1-0) will start for the Red Sox. The pregame starts at 8:40 p.m. with the 1st pitch at 9:40 p.m. on AM 1370 WDEA.

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