Athletics - 010 401 120 - 9 14 0Goat of the Day: Third base coach Tim Bogar.
Red Sox - 110 102 111 - 8 18 1
In the third inning, Victor Martinez walked and Kevin Youkilis doubled to left-center. As you know, Martinez's toe is still bothering him and he is not running well at all. I guess Bogar forgot, because even with no one out, Bogar waved him around -- and Martinez was gunned down easily even though the throw was off-line.
In the very next inning, Darnell McDonald singled, then turned an ankle diving back to the bag on a throw to first. The trainer came out to check on him and McDonald stayed in the game. After Bill Hall singled McDonald to second, Jeremy Hermida singled to right. Bogar sent McDonald -- who was thrown out at the plate.
Bogar sucks (and has for awhile). Send him on his way.
Hall went 4-for-5 (his first 4-hit game since July 3, 2006), with two singles, a double, and a home run. He drove in two runs and scored four times; he also stole third in the fourth inning.
Youkilis had three hits, including two doubles. Hermida singled, doubled, and homered. Dustin Pedroia doubled twice.
Brett Anderson / Tim Wakefield