Oakland 6, Boston 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

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  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 6 0
Oakland 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 X 6 8 0
WP: B. Anderson (3-0)
LP: D. Matsuzaka (1-4)
(76-57)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Oakland
- S. Smith homered to deep center, C. Crisp scored
Bot 2nd: Oakland
- S. Drew homered to deep right
Bot 3rd: Oakland
- J. Reddick hit sacrifice fly to deep center, C. Crisp scored
- S. Drew singled to shallow left, S. Smith scored, B. Moss to third, J. Donaldson to second
Bot 4th: Oakland
- Y. Cespedes grounded out to second, C. Pennington scored, S. Smith to third, J. Reddick to second
Top 6th: Boston
- C. Ross singled to shallow left, P. Ciriaco scored, S. Podsednik to third, D. Pedroia to second, S. Podsednik out at home
Top 9th: Boston
- M. Gomez hit sacrifice fly to deep right, D. Pedroia scored
 Boston
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
P. Ciriaco lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .325
S. Podsednik cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .341
D. Pedroia 2b 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288
C. Ross rf 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .275
M. Gomez 3b 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 .304
R. Lavarnway c 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .182
M. Aviles dh 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .256
J. Loney 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .296
J. Iglesias ss 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000
 Totals 31 2 6 2 0 1 7 0 5  
 Batting
2B - D Pedroia (32, G Balfour).
SF - M Gomez.
RBI - C Ross (68), M Gomez (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Gomez 1.
Team LOB - 4.
 Oakland
  AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg 
C. Crisp cf 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 2 .258
S. Smith dh 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 .247
J. Reddick rf 3 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 .260
Y. Cespedes lf 4 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 .297
B. Moss 1b 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .257
    C. Carter ph-1b 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .272
J. Donaldson 3b 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .224
S. Drew ss 4 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 .262
D. Norris c 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 .201
C. Pennington 2b 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 .209
 Totals 31 6 8 6 2 5 10 2 11  
 Batting
2B - S Drew (3, M Melancon).
HR - S Smith (13, 1st inning off D Matsuzaka 1 on, 0 Out), S Drew (1, 2nd inning off D Matsuzaka 0 on, 1 Out).
SF - J Reddick.
RBI - S Smith 2 (44), J Reddick (74), Y Cespedes (65), S Drew 2 (4).
2-out RBI - S Drew.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Crisp 1, C Carter 2, D Norris 2.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - C Crisp (31, 2nd base off D Matsuzaka/R Lavarnway), C Pennington (15, 2nd base off D Matsuzaka/R Lavarnway).
 
 Fielding
Outfield assists - Y Cespedes.
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
D. Matsuzaka (L, 1-4) 3.2 7 6 6 4 4 2 1.46 6.15  
A. Miller 1.1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.12 3.53  
C. Breslow 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.25 4.50  
J. Tazawa 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1.18 1.67  
M. Melancon 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.47 7.50  
 Oakland
  IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA 
B. Anderson (W, 3-0) 6.0 5 1 1 1 4 0 0.70 0.90  
R. Cook 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.99 2.35  
S. Doolittle 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.17 3.13  
G. Balfour 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0.95 2.64  
Pitches-strikes - D Matsuzaka 97-56; A Miller 27-16; C Breslow 15-10; J Tazawa 10-8; M Melancon 12-7; B Anderson 90-60; R Cook 13-8; S Doolittle 14-11; G Balfour 23-16.
Ground balls-fly balls - D Matsuzaka 2-7; A Miller 0-2; C Breslow 0-1; J Tazawa 1-0; M Melancon 2-0; B Anderson 10-4; R Cook 1-0; S Doolittle 1-0; G Balfour 1-1.
Batters faced - D Matsuzaka 22; A Miller 5; C Breslow 3; J Tazawa 3; M Melancon 4; B Anderson 23; R Cook 3; S Doolittle 3; G Balfour 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Gerry Davis. 1B--Manny Gonzalez. 2B--Greg Gibson. 3B--Phil Cuzzi.
Weather: 71 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, out to right.

Updated on Sunday, Sep 2, 2012 7:07 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 Boston
D. Pedroia Dustin Pedroia
3-4
 Oakland
S. Drew Stephen Drew
3-4, 1 HR
2 RBI