A's - 001 000 000 - 1 5 1 Red Sox - 020 004 01x - 7 11 1Dustin Pedroia's grand slam - his 100th career home run - was the big blow in Boston's victory.
Buchholz: 6.1-3-1-3-5, 110.
Pedroia, 2BRuns Scored per Game: Oakland, 4th (5.29); Boston, 10th (4.07)
Runs Allowed per Game: Oakland, 1st (3.18); Boston, 7th (4.55)
The Red Sox continue to hit poorly with runners on second and/or third: .223/.314/.338. Their OPS of .652 in those situations is 12th out of 15 AL teams; only the Royals, Yankees, and Astros are worse.
Gordon Edes (ESPNBoston) notes:
The Sox had six hits in both games Thursday. They have had six hits or fewer 12 times in 29 games, or 41.4 percent of the time. Last season, the Sox had six hits or fewer 35 times in 162 games, a 21.6 percent rate.If you thought I was kidding when I called the Rays' TV announcers epic crybabies, check out yesterday's Tampa Tribune. (H/t OTM.)