Crisp and Athletics hand Red Sox their third straight loss
OAKLAND, California (NEWS CENTER) -- Coco Crisp drove home the game-winning run in the 10th inning as the Athletics handed the Red Sox their third-straight loss, 2-1 was the final.
In the tenth inning with a runner on second, the former Red Sox outfielder drove home the game-winning run for the second consecutive night as his hit brought home designated hitter Alberto Callaspo.
The game featured a controversial play in the eighth when it appeared that Mike Napoli struck out to end the inning, but home plate umpire Quinn Wolcott ruled that the ball hit the ground, meaning the at-bat was still alive. While replays indicated that the ball landed in the glove of catcher Stephen Vogt, the umpires upheld the call and A's manager Bob Melvin was ejected after arguing the call. Boston gained their lone run moments later when Dustin Pedroia scored on a wild pitch.
Oakland got the scoring started back in the third when Stephen Vogt scored on a sacrifice fly from Alberto Callaspo.
Red Sox pitcher Rubby De La Rosa tossed seven innings in a no-decision effort, striking out seven and giving up only one earned run. Pitcher Edward Mujica got the loss for Boston. Oakland sent Jesse Chavez to the mound, he also went seven innings picking up the no-decision. Dan Otero got the victory for the A's.
Red Sox and Athletics will finish their series Sunday. Boston will send Jon Lester and Tommy Milone will get the nod for Oakland, first pitch is set for 4:05 pm.