A's - 000 010 100 - 2 8 3 Red Sox - 101 110 00x - 4 11 0Wade Miley pitched into the eighth inning (7.1-6-2-1-6, 96), and Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara finished up. Uehara allowed a single and a double in the ninth, but closed out the victory.
Dustin Pedroia went 3-for-4, raising his June batting average to .524 (11-for-21); he scored two runs. ... Rusney Castillo and Brock Holt had two hits apiece.
Oakland's Pat Venditte - who throws both left-handed and right-handed - made his major league debut, pitching the seventh and eighth innings. Venditte became the first pitcher to record an out as both a lefty and a righty in the same inning since Greg Harris did it for Montreal in 1995.
Scott Kazmir / Wade Miley
Pedroia, 2BThe Red Sox (24-31) are a season-worst 5.5 games out of first place.
De Aza, LF
Dustin Pedroia: "I'm just tired of losing. Everybody is."