Crisp's game-ending sacrifice fly lifts A's

JANIE McCAULEY (AP Baseball Writer)
The Associated PressJuly 4, 2012
Crisp's game-ending sacrifice fly lifts A's
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Boston Red Sox's Jon Lester works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game, Tuesday, July 3, 2012, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Coco Crisp hit a game-ending sacrifice fly to go with his leadoff homer in the first, and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 on Tuesday night.

The A's got singles from Chris Carter and Cliff Pennington before pinch-hitter Brandon Moss' tying single against Alfredo Aceves (0-6). Then Crisp delivered his third career walkoff RBI and Oakland's first game-ending sacrifice fly since Dan Johnson had one May 15, 2007, against Kansas City.

Jerry Blevins (2-0) worked 1 2-3 innings for the victory. The Red Sox squandered a scoring chance in the top of the ninth with two base running blunders, including Ryan Kalish's caught stealing trying for third.

Jon Lester pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning but had nothing to show for it.