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Boston breaks out
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Red Sox 8, Athletics 3
Josh Beckett notched his American League-leading 12th win. (Charles Krupa/AP)
All nine starters got at least one hit, with Dustin Pedroia, Adam LaRoche, Jason Varitek, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jason Bay and Jed Lowrie contributing RBIs behind Josh Beckett, who struck out 10.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (41-57)
Lost 2
Boston 8, Oakland 3   BOS
Boston (58-40)
Won 1
July 27, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0   3 9 0
Boston
1 0 1 3 1 0 2 0 X   8 14 1
Standings thru 7/27/09  |  Recap: OAK | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Red Sox stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kennedy, A, 3B 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 .284
Cabrera, O, SS 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 .278
Hairston, S, LF 4 1 1 0 0 3 3 .290
  Davis, R, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256
Cust, DH 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .232
Suzuki, K, C 4 0 1 2 0 0 0 .286
Sweeney, R, RF 4 0 2 0 0 2 3 .274
Ellis, M, 2B 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .219
Crosby, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .222
Patterson, E, CF-LF 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 .188
Totals 35 3 9 3 1 12 14  

BATTING
2B: Sweeney, R (13, Beckett), Ellis, M (7, Beckett).
3B: Hairston, S (2, Beckett).
TB: Sweeney, R 3; Ellis, M 2; Suzuki, K; Hairston, S 3; Patterson, E; Cabrera, O; Kennedy, A 2.
RBI: Suzuki, K 2 (46), Patterson, E (1).
2-out RBI: Suzuki, K.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby; Sweeney, R 2.
SF: Patterson, E.
Team RISP: 1-for-8.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Kennedy, A-Ellis, M-Crosby 2, Ellis, M-Cabrera, O-Crosby).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 1 3 1 0 0 2 .297
Pedroia, 2B 4 1 2 2 0 0 4 .305
Youkilis, 3B 4 1 1 0 1 1 3 .291
Ortiz, D, DH 5 0 1 0 0 2 1 .227
Bay, LF 2 2 1 1 2 0 1 .254
Drew, J, RF 4 2 2 0 0 2 2 .238
LaRoche, 1B 4 1 2 1 0 0 4 .253
Varitek, C 2 0 1 1 2 1 1 .233
Lowrie, SS 4 0 1 2 0 0 4 .108
Totals 34 8 14 8 5 6 22  

BATTING
2B: LaRoche 2 (27, Cahill, Cahill), Drew, J (18, Gonzalez, E), Lowrie (2, Gonzalez, E).
3B: Ellsbury (4, Cahill).
HR: Pedroia (5, 1st inning off Cahill, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ortiz, D; Ellsbury 5; Lowrie 2; Pedroia 5; Drew, J 3; LaRoche 4; Youkilis; Varitek; Bay.
RBI: Pedroia 2 (43), LaRoche (43), Varitek (41), Ellsbury (32), Bay (73), Lowrie 2 (5).
2-out RBI: Lowrie 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowrie; Youkilis; Ellsbury 2.
SF: Pedroia.
GIDP: Pedroia, LaRoche, Youkilis.
Team RISP: 5-for-15.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Beckett (2, fielding).
DP: (LaRoche-Beckett-Pedroia).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Cahill (L, 6-9) 5.0 10 6 6 2 5 1 4.77
Casilla, S 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 5.80
Gonzalez, E 2.0 3 2 2 2 0 0 5.12
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Beckett (W, 12-4) 7.0 8 3 3 1 10 0 3.44
Bard 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.20
Delcarmen 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.15

Beckett pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB: Varitek (by Gonzalez, E).
Pitches-strikes: Cahill 110-61, Casilla, S 25-15, Gonzalez, E 35-17, Beckett 103-77, Bard 21-15, Delcarmen 11-7.
Groundouts-flyouts: Cahill 4-2, Casilla, S 0-2, Gonzalez, E 4-0, Beckett 3-4, Bard 1-0, Delcarmen 2-0.
Batters faced: Cahill 25, Casilla, S 5, Gonzalez, E 10, Beckett 30, Bard 4, Delcarmen 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Bard 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Gary Cederstrom. 1B: Adrian Johnson. 2B: Fieldin Culbreth. 3B: Jim Wolf.
Weather: 81 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:56.
Att: 37,955.
Venue: Fenway Park.
July 27, 2009
July 27, 2009

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