Red Sox - 000 004 010 - 5 9 0Two-out rally in the sixth: Beltre double, Ortiz single, Lowell walk, Drew double (3-2), Kalish pinch-hit double (4-3).
Athletics - 001 020 000 - 3 5 1
Beckett's low point was walking four consecutive batters with one out in the third. Ellis had a two-run double in the fifth. Beckett's line: 6-5-3-5-7, 109.
Scott Atchison (7th/8th) and Jonathan Papelbon (9th) retired the last nine Oakland batters. Bot struck out the side, all looking.
The Blue Jays beat the Rays 5-4 and the Rangers beat the Yankees 4-1. ... With 19 games to play, Boston is 8 GB in the East and 7.5 GB in the WC.
Josh Beckett / Dallas Braden
Random crap: Beginning with the second game of the August 25 doubleheader, Boston is 5-10. ... Since July 31, the Red Sox have stolen 17 bases in 20 attempts. ... The Sox have lost 17 of their last 23 games in Oakland.Scutaro, 2B
Rays/Blue Jays, 1 PM
Yankees/Rangers, 3 PM
1912 - Cleveland needs only 11 innings to sweep a doubleheader from the Red Sox. The first game is called because of rain after five innings with the Naps up 9-3. The rain stops and the second game is called because of darkness after six innings with Cleveland ahead 6-0.
1979 - Carl Yastrzemski's eighth inning single off New York's Jim Beattie is his 3,000th career hit. Boston beats the Yankees 9-2 at Fenway. Yaz finishes his career with 3,419 hits, the most in Red Sox history, 765 more than #2 Ted Williams (2,654).