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Offense comes to life
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Red Sox 8, Athletics 2
Mike Lowell (right) celebrates his two-run homer with Jason Bay. (Ben Margot/AP)
On a day when the bullpen needed rest, Tim Wakefield came within five outs of tossing his first career no-hitter. Mike Lowell and J.D. Drew each went deep, while Nick Green and Jacoby Ellsbury both made spectacular defensive plays.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (3-6)
Won 1
Boston 8, Oakland 2   OAK
Oakland (4-5)
Lost 1
April 15, 2009
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Boston
0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0   8 10 1
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1   2 4 0
Standings thru 4/15/09  |  Recap: BOS | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Athletics stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 0 1 2 0 0 1 .194
Pedroia, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 2 .179
Ortiz, D, DH 5 1 1 0 0 1 0 .176
Youkilis, 1B 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 .472
Drew, J, RF 4 1 1 3 1 3 1 .233
Bay, LF 4 2 2 0 1 1 2 .345
Lowell, 3B 3 2 2 2 1 0 0 .229
Green, N, SS 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 .273
Kottaras, C 3 0 1 0 1 0 3 .333
Totals 36 8 10 8 6 7 9  

BATTING
2B: Kottaras (1, Anderson, B), Bay (3, Anderson, B), Ortiz, D (1, Blevins).
HR: Lowell (2, 2nd inning off Anderson, B, 1 on, 2 out), Drew, J (2, 8th inning off Blevins, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Green, N; Ellsbury; Ortiz, D 2; Lowell 5; Youkilis; Bay 3; Drew, J 4; Kottaras 2.
RBI: Lowell 2 (8), Drew, J 3 (6), Green, N (1), Ellsbury 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Lowell 2; Drew, J 3; Green, N; Ellsbury 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ellsbury; Pedroia.
GIDP: Kottaras.
Team RISP: 3-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Lowell (1, fielding).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sweeney, R, CF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .244
Cabrera, O, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286
Cust, DH 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 .333
Holliday, LF 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .290
Ellis, M, 2B 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 .250
Buck, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .211
Suzuki, K, C 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .265
Crosby, 3B 3 0 0 0 0 1 3 .100
Powell, 1B 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 .286
Totals 32 2 4 2 2 4 11  

BATTING
2B: Holliday (3, Wakefield).
TB: Suzuki, K; Cust; Holliday 2; Powell.
RBI: Powell (3), Holliday (7).
2-out RBI: Powell.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sweeney, R; Suzuki, K.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 5.

FIELDING
DP: (Crosby-Suzuki, K-Powell).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Wakefield (W, 1-1) 9.0 4 2 2 2 4 0 3.00
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Anderson, B (L, 0-2) 7.0 5 2 2 2 5 1 4.85
Blevins 0.2 2 4 4 2 0 1 54.00
Gallagher, S 1.1 3 2 2 2 2 0 8.10

Game Scores: Wakefield , Anderson, B .
IBB: Lowell (by Anderson, B), Youkilis (by Blevins).
Pitches-strikes: Wakefield 111-76, Anderson, B 109-65, Blevins 29-12, Gallagher, S 39-25.
Groundouts-flyouts: Wakefield 10-10, Anderson, B 9-4, Blevins 1-0, Gallagher, S 0-1.
Batters faced: Wakefield 34, Anderson, B 27, Blevins 6, Gallagher, S 9.
Inherited runners-scored: Gallagher, S 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Ron Kulpa. 1B: Mike DiMuro. 2B: Dale Scott. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 54 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 10 mph, L to R.
T: 2:13.
Att: 35,067.
Venue: Oakland Coliseum.
April 15, 2009
April 15, 2009

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