Red Sox Fall to A’s 4-3 [VIDEO]
The Boston Red Sox's 3-game winning streak was snapped Friday afternoon as the Oakland A's beat Boston 4-3 at Fenway Park. The Red Sox were trailing 4-1 after 7 innings and added 2 runs in the bottom of the 8th but just couldn't push the tying run across the plate.
Rich Hill started for Boston and went 5.2 innings allowing 7 hits and 4 runs, 3 of which were earned. He struck out 4 but didn't walk a batter. Hill's record falls to 2-4.
Hirokazu Sawamura, Ryan Brasier, Hansel Robles and Tyler Danish combined to hold Oakland scoreless over the 3.1 innings, allowing just 1 hit.
JD Martinez was 3-5 with a run batted in, although the A's intentionally walked Rafael Devers to load the bases to face Martinez, who grounded out.
Devers was 0-2, walking twice and reached a 3rd time after being hit by a pitch. He made a fantastic play at 3rd in the 6th innning.
Xander Bogaerts was 1-5 with a run batted in.
Jarren Duran leading off was 2-3 including a bunt single and double and made a great play at the Green Monster in the 4th inning
Rob Refsnyder pinch hit it the 8th inning. It was his 2nd pinch hit of the year.
Manager Alex Cora on the game
Boston opens a 3-game series Friday night with the St. Louis Cardinals. Michael Wacha is scheduled to start for Boston with the pregame beginning at 6:10 and first pitch at 7:10 p.m. on AM 1370 WDEA