Andrew Miller (2-5) hit two batters in the eighth inning but
looked like he would escape the jam before Crisp punched an outside
fastball into right field and Kyle Blanks just beat the throw home.
Fernando Abad (2-2) picked up the win in relief and Sean Doolittle
worked a perfect ninth for his 10th save.
Josh Donaldson belted a three-run homer to provide all the early
offense for the Athletics, who have won four straight. Jackie
Bradley Jr. drove in two runs for the Red Sox, who left eight
runners on base in their seventh straight game scoring three or
Felix Doubront made his first start in a month for Boston after
recovering from a bruised shoulder and endured a shaky first inning,
yielding a single and a walk before Donaldson belted a 1-1 fastball
over the tall scoreboard in left-center for his 18th homer and a
quick 3-0 lead. Doubront did not allow another hit but walked four
and hit a batter during his 4 2/3-inning stint.
Brad Mills made his Oakland debut after being claimed from the
Milwaukee organization and struck out the side in the first before
putting two on with a walk and a hit in the second in front of an
error and Bradley Jr.’s two-run single to center. David Ortiz
singled in the tying run in the third and Mills ended up charged
with three runs – two earned – on four hits and four walks in as
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Oakland C Derek Norris left the game in the sixth
inning after taking a foul tip off the left forearm. … Red Sox RF
Shane Victorino (hamstring, back), was scratched from a rehab start
for the second straight day. ... Boston RHP Burke Badenhop worked
two scoreless innings and has not allowed an earned run since April
18, a span of 27 appearances.
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