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Beckett goes six for victory
Red Sox 7, Athletics 3
Manny Ramirez is greeted after his three-run homer in the third. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)
 Ramirez's three-run homer
 Ortiz's solo homer
Alex Gonzalez hit a solo shot, Manny Ramirez blasted a three-run homer and David Ortiz added a solo homer as the Red Sox beat the Athletics. Righty Josh Beckett went six innings to earn the victory, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks, striking out four.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 24, 2006
BOS
Boston (60-38)
Won 1
Boston 7, Oakland 3   OAK
Oakland (51-48)
Lost 2
July 24, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 4 2 1 0 0 0 0   7 10 0
Oakland
0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0   3 7 0
Standings thru 7/24/06  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Athletics Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Youkilis, 1B4111010.292
Loretta, 2B5120011.306
Ortiz, DH5121033.283
Ramirez, LF4123001.312
  Kapler, LF0000000.277
Varitek, C3000110.243
Lowell, 3B4110002.292
Pena, RF2100012.317
  a-Nixon, PH-RF1000010.298
Crisp, CF4011002.260
Gonzalez, SS4111002.276
Totals3671071813 

a-Struck out for Pena in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Lowell (34, Zito), Crisp (12, Zito).
HR: Gonzalez (8, 3rd inning off Zito, 0 on, 1 out), Ramirez (27, 3rd inning off Zito, 2 on, 2 out), Ortiz (34, 5th inning off Zito, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Youkilis; Loretta 2; Ortiz 5; Ramirez 5; Lowell 2; Crisp 2; Gonzalez 4.
RBI: Gonzalez (33), Ramirez 3 (76), Crisp (18), Youkilis (47), Ortiz (95).
2-out RBI: Ramirez 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Loretta; Crisp; Ortiz.
SF: Youkilis.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Gonzalez-Youkilis, Gonzalez-Loretta-Youkilis, Lowell-Loretta-Youkilis).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C1100301.272
Kotsay, CF4110015.254
Bradley, RF4021011.282
Thomas, DH3000102.241
Payton, LF4000002.282
Swisher, 1B4111011.255
Crosby, SS4010000.231
Chavez, 3B4010021.231
Ellis, 2B3010011.219
Totals313724614 

BATTING
HR: Swisher (22, 5th inning off Beckett, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kotsay; Bradley 2; Swisher 4; Crosby; Chavez; Ellis.
RBI: Swisher (56), Bradley (17).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Thomas; Kotsay 2; Swisher.
GIDP: Ellis; Thomas; Payton.
Team LOB: 6.

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 13-5)6.05332414.77
Hansen 1.01001004.34
Timlin 1.01001002.65
Papelbon 1.00000200.53
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zito (L, 10-7)5.09771433.52
Gaudin 1.00000003.40
Halsey 1.00000103.68
Calero 1.00000102.92
Street 1.01000202.84

WP: Street.
HBP: Ellis (by Hansen), Pena (by Zito).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 96-60, Hansen 27-15, Timlin 16-9, Papelbon 11-9, Zito 96-57, Gaudin 19-15, Halsey 10-6, Calero 10-8, Street 16-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Beckett 9-5, Hansen 2-1, Timlin 2-1, Papelbon 0-1, Zito 3-8, Gaudin 1-2, Halsey 0-2, Calero 1-1, Street 0-1.
Batters faced: Beckett 23, Hansen 6, Timlin 4, Papelbon 3, Zito 26, Gaudin 3, Halsey 3, Calero 3, Street 4.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Layne. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Marvin Hudson. 3B: Ed Montague.
Weather: 81 degrees, clear.
Wind: 13 mph, L to R.
T: 2:49.
Att: 33,370.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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