To learn about our efforts to improve the accessibility and usability of our website, please visit our Accessibility Information page. Skip to main content
Below is an advertisement.
Lester pounded
Photos
Athletics 8, Red Sox 2
After getting hit hard, Jon Lester lasted six innings, allowing six runs. (Ben Margot/AP)
Jon Lester stumbled for the second straight outing, the A's five-run second inning effectively deciding the outcome. Kevin Youkilis stayed hot with two of Boston's six hits, including a homer.
Complete story >  
Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (2-5)
Lost 2
Oakland 8, Boston 2   OAK
Oakland (3-4)
Won 1
April 13, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   2 6 0
Oakland
0 5 0 0 1 0 1 1 X   8 12 0
Standings thru 4/13/09  |  Recap: BOS | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Athletics stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Baldelli, CF 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 .273
  b-Ellsbury, PH-CF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .200
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .179
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .208
Youkilis, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 1 2 .519
Drew, J, RF 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .150
Bay, LF 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .286
Lowell, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .154
Varitek, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .238
Green, N, SS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400
  a-Carter, C, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
  Velazquez, G, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 32 2 6 2 1 6 10  

a-Struck out for Green, N in the 7th. b-Struck out for Baldelli in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (3, Braden).
HR: Youkilis (2, 2nd inning off Braden, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ortiz, D; Pedroia; Drew, J; Youkilis 6; Bay.
RBI: Youkilis (4), Ortiz, D (3).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Drew, J 2.
GIDP: Lowell.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Lester 2 (Sweeney, R at 1st base, Cabrera, O at 1st base).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sweeney, R, RF 5 0 1 0 0 2 3 .290
Cabrera, O, SS 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 .346
Giambi, 1B 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 .346
  Ellis, M, 2B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250
Holliday, LF 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 .333
Garciaparra, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 2 4 .217
Cust, DH 3 2 1 1 1 1 0 .381
Suzuki, K, C 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .280
Crosby, 2B-1B 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .000
Davis, R, CF 4 0 0 0 0 3 3 .091
Totals 33 8 12 8 1 8 10  

BATTING
2B: Giambi (2, Lester), Suzuki, K (1, Saito).
3B: Holliday (1, Saito).
HR: Cust (2, 2nd inning off Lester, 0 on, 0 out), Garciaparra (1, 5th inning off Lester, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Sweeney, R; Giambi 3; Suzuki, K 3; Cust 4; Holliday 5; Cabrera, O 2; Garciaparra 4.
RBI: Cust (5), Cabrera, O (3), Giambi 2 (3), Holliday 2 (4), Garciaparra (3), Crosby (1).
2-out RBI: Cabrera, O; Giambi 2; Holliday 2; Garciaparra.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Garciaparra 3; Sweeney, R.
SF: Crosby.
Team RISP: 3-for-10.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Sweeney, R (1, 2nd base by Lester/Varitek), Cabrera, O (1, 2nd base by Lester/Varitek).
PO: Sweeney, R (1st base by Lester), Cabrera, O (1st base by Lester).

FIELDING
DP: (Crosby-Giambi).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (L, 0-2) 6.0 10 6 6 0 5 2 9.00
Lopez, Jav 0.2 0 1 1 0 0 0 6.00
Saito 1.1 2 1 1 1 3 0 7.71
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Braden (W, 1-1) 6.0 6 2 2 1 3 1 3.75
Wuertz 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Casilla, S 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4.50
Ziegler 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50

Braden pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Game Scores: Lester , Braden .
HBP: Crosby (by Lester), Giambi (by Lopez, Jav).
Pitches-strikes: Lester 106-68, Lopez, Jav 13-7, Saito 33-22, Braden 95-60, Wuertz 10-7, Casilla, S 17-12, Ziegler 17-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lester 6-3, Lopez, Jav 2-0, Saito 0-1, Braden 4-8, Wuertz 1-1, Casilla, S 0-0, Ziegler 2-0.
Batters faced: Lester 27, Lopez, Jav 3, Saito 7, Braden 24, Wuertz 3, Casilla, S 3, Ziegler 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Saito 1-1, Wuertz 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Dale Scott. 1B: Jerry Meals. 2B: Ron Kulpa. 3B: Mike DiMuro.
Weather: 55 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:43.
Att: 21,331.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
April 13, 2009
April 13, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
Below is an advertisement.