Athletics - 400 110 000 - 6 11 2 Red Sox - 212 000 21x - 8 11 1Clay Buchholz (4.2-8-6-2-5, 99) allowed four runs on five hits in the top of the first inning and his teammates shrugged it off, erasing Oakland's lead and taking the lead after three innings.
After the A's rallied to go ahead 6-5, Carl Crawford and Jarrod Saltalamacchia knocked in the late-inning runs that gave Boston a win and snapped the team's four-game losing streak.
In the bottom of the first, Jacoby Ellsbury singled, stole second, took third on a wild pitch, and scored on Adrian Gonzalez's grounder to second. Kevin Youkilis doubled and David Ortiz singled him home.
Mike Cameron reached on a two-base throwing error in the second, advanced to third on a passed ball and scored on Ellsbury's sac fly. With one out in the third, Youkilis walked and scored the tying run on Ortiz's double off the Wall in left. Then Flo scored the go-ahead run when Jed Lowrie singled to center.
Trailing 6-5 with one out in the seventh, Gonzalez doubled off Joey Devine, Youkilis was hit by a pitch, and Ortiz walked. With two outs, Brian Fuentes came in from the pen and gave up a full-count single to Crawford that gave Boston a 7-6 lead. Salty contributed some insurance by leading off the eighth with a dong over the Red Sox pen in right center.
Tommy Hottovy (#68) made his major league debut in the top of the sixth. Coco Crisp was on first with two outs. After a throw to first, Crisp stole second on ball one to David DeJesus. DeJesus then looked at a strike before grounding out to Pedroia to end the inning.
Bobby Jenks allowed a leadoff double in the seventh. After a strikeout, he balked the runner to third and issued a walked before getting an inning-ending double play. Daniel Bard pitched the eighth, giving up only a two-out single. Jonathan Papelbon made quick work of the A's in the ninth (F9, K, P6). After Buchholz left, five relievers put up a 4.1-3-0-1-2 line.
Gonzalez had three hits, Youkilis was on base four times and scored three runs, and Ortiz singled, doubled and walked. ... On the minus side, Dustin Pedroia was 0-for-5 and Ellsbury fouled out to the left side of the infield three times.
Josh Outman / Clay Buchholz
A pitcher named Outman!!! This will be his third start since returning from Tommy John surgery.
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