Jon Lester struck out a career-high 15, allowing one hit over eight scoreless innings and pitching the Boston Red Sox over the Oakland Athletics 6-3 on Saturday.
Dustin Pedroia hit a grand slam for his 100th career home run and Clay Buchholz picked up his first win at home as the Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 7-1 on Friday night.
The Oakland A’s, bitten by the injury bug, need to lean on starting pitcher Sonny Gray even more than expected.
Newly acquired Matt Thornton gave up a gaming-winning, walk off hit to the A’s on Sunday and took his first loss with the Red Sox.
The Red Sox have optioned right-hander Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A Pawtucket, and will look to trade the pitcher according to reports.
Stephen Drew hit a two-run triple, David Ortiz had two hits and drove in a run and the Boston Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Wednesday afternoon to take a three-game series.
Bartolo Colon allowed three hits and the Oakland Athletics capitalized on eight walks, two balks and two errors to beat the Boston Red Sox 13-0 in a rain-shortened seven-inning game Tuesday night.
After an emotional weekend at Fenway Park where what happened “off” the field mattered way more than what occurred “on” it, it was nice to see the Red Sox open up their series with the Oakland A’s with a victory.
Mike Napoli hit a grand slam and drove in five runs, Will Middlebrooks busted out of a slump with a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox rebounded from a doubleheader sweep by beating the Oakland Athletics 9-6 on Monday night.
The last week of MLB’s season is all great theater, sure, but it’s all terribly, wildly unfair.