A’s Dent Red Sox Playoff Hopes
[photogallerylink id=43269 align=right]Rajai Davis hit a tiebreaking RBI triple in the seventh inning and Andrew Bailey struck out David Ortiz with the tying run on second to end the game, preserving the Oakland Athletics’ 4-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.
Adrian Beltre doubled in Victor Martinez with two out in the ninth to get Boston within one but pinch-hitter Ortiz looked at a called third strike, giving Bailey his 23rd save in 26 opportunities this season.
Oakland scored three times in the seventh and once in the eighth, erasing a 2-0 deficit and clinching its first season-series win over the Red Sox since 2006. Mark Ellis hit a tying RBI single before coming around on Davis’ hit.