Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Daniel Nava had a pinch-hit RBI single which proved to be the eventual game-winner as part of a three-run fifth inning, and the Boston Red Sox survived with a 6-5 win over the Oakland Athletics to take the three-game series at Fenway Park.
David Ortiz and Shane Victorino also drove in runs in the decisive fifth frame for Boston, which responded well after dropping last night's contest, 13-0. Stephen Drew added two RBI.
Jon Lester (4-0) remained perfect on the season despite walking six batters in 5 2/3 innings of work. He also allowed three runs and struck out five.
Oakland was paced by Chris Young, who hit home runs and drove in four of the team's five runs. Jed Lowrie went 3-for-5 with a run scored while Josh Donaldson had two hits and an RBI.
Brett Anderson (1-4) lasted just four innings, yielding six runs and eight hits while striking out five.
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