Stephen Vogt drove in two runs and Jed Lowrie scored twice for
the Athletics, who have won three straight and five of the last six.
Kazmir (9-2) surrendered two runs on four hits while striking out
eight and Dan Otero earned his first career save when Coco Crisp
caught A.J. Pierzynski’s drive against the wall in center with a
runner on to end the game.
Dustin Pedroia smacked a two-run homer for the Red Sox, who have
scored two or fewer runs in each of the last six games. Jake Peavy
(1-5) threw a season-high 117 pitches in 6 1/3 innings and was
charged with four runs – three earned – on five hits and three
Oakland pushed across single runs in the second, third and fourth,
highlighted by Cespedes’ solo blast to left-center with two out in
the third. Boston made it a one-run game in the sixth when Brock
Holt reached on a single and Pedroia followed Xander Bogaerts’
strikeout by driving a 2-1 changeup just over the outstretched glove
of Cespedes in left.
Peavy was removed after surrendering a one-out walk in the seventh
and the Athletics manufactured an insurance run against left-hander
Chris Capuano. Coco Crisp drew a two-out walk to push pinch runner
Eric Sogard to second before John Jaso sent an RBI single back
through the middle.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: The Red Sox tabbed LHP Felix Doubront to make the
start Friday in place of scheduled Brandon Workman, who had his
suspension upheld by Major League Baseball earlier in the week.
Doubront (shoulder) has been on the DL since May 20. … Oakland 3B
Josh Donaldson went 1-for-4 and has hit safely in five straight
games after going the previous seven contests without recording a
hit. … Kazmir has allowed two or fewer runs in each of his last five
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