Athletics - 200 000 000 - 2 7 11st inning: Pedroia single, Youkilis home run, Ortiz single, Lowell single, Bay home run. 5 batters, 5 hits, 5 runs.
Red Sox - 504 010 02x - 12 14 0
It was a nine-batter, 46-pitch first inning for Eveland. He got the side in order in the second and faced four batters in the third: Lowell double, Bay walk, Drew walk, Lowrie 3-RBI double. Lenny DiNardo came on and pitched the final six innings: 6-6-3-3-2, 89, facing one less batter than Lester.
Lester (7-7-2-1-5, 100) had a first inning hiccup, when Sweeney began the game with a single, Brown bopped a hanging curve for a one-out dong, and Thomas and Ellis followed with singles. After a visit from Farrell, Lester got a double play to end the inning.
And the A's did not get another runner past first base all evening.
Youkilis hit a second home run, a 2-run shot in the eighth, his 20th of the season. All of the starters got at least one hit -- and the entire bench saw some game time.
The standings remain the same as Tampa Bay beat Detroit 9-3 and New York beat Los Angeles 8-2.
Dana Eveland (3.88, 101 ERA+) / Jon Lester (3.17, 139 ERA+)
But first: Angels/Yankees at 3:45 PM and Tigers/Rays at 6 PM