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'A' big comeback
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Athletics 9, Red Sox 8
Adam Kennedy's RBI single in the 11th initially put the A's up by two. (Elise Amendola/AP)
Rajai Davis had the game-tying RBI single in the A's three-run ninth and then the go-ahead RBI single in the 11th, as the A's banged out 21 hits and erased a four-run deficit vs. the Red Sox. Adam Kennedy had five hits and three RBIs, and Mark Ellis had four hits and scored four runs.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (42-57)
Won 1
Oakland 9, Boston 8   BOS
Boston (58-41)
Lost 1
July 28, 2009
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Oakland
0 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 2   9 21 0
Boston
0 0 5 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1   8 14 3
Standings thru 7/28/09  |  Recap: OAK | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Red Sox stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kennedy, A, 3B 7 0 5 3 0 1 1 .295
Cabrera, O, SS 5 0 3 0 1 0 1 .281
Garciaparra, DH 6 0 2 0 0 1 6 .253
Cust, RF 4 2 1 0 2 3 3 .232
Suzuki, K, C 6 0 1 0 0 0 6 .284
Sweeney, R, CF-LF 6 1 2 1 0 0 3 .276
Everidge, 1B 6 1 1 1 0 1 4 .167
Ellis, M, 2B 6 4 4 1 0 0 0 .237
Patterson, E, LF 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .158
  a-Davis, R, PH-CF 3 1 2 2 0 1 1 .265
Totals 52 9 21 8 3 9 26  

a-Struck out for Patterson, E in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Sweeney, R (14, Buchholz), Kennedy, A (15, Buchholz), Cust (12, Ramirez, R), Ellis, M 2 (9, Okajima, Delcarmen), Everidge (1, Papelbon), Garciaparra (5, Delcarmen).
TB: Sweeney, R 3; Ellis, M 6; Suzuki, K; Cust 2; Davis, R 2; Everidge 2; Cabrera, O 3; Kennedy, A 6; Garciaparra 3.
RBI: Ellis, M (23), Kennedy, A 3 (37), Sweeney, R (23), Everidge (1), Davis, R 2 (13).
2-out RBI: Kennedy, A 2; Sweeney, R; Everidge; Davis, R 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Suzuki, K 2; Garciaparra 2; Cabrera, O; Everidge; Kennedy, A.
GIDP: Garciaparra.
Team RISP: 9-for-25.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellis, M (5, 3rd base off Papelbon/Kottaras), Garciaparra (1, 3rd base off Delcarmen/Kottaras), Davis, R (14, 2nd base off Saito/Kottaras).
CS: Kennedy, A (4, 2nd base by Saito/Kottaras).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Sweeney, R (Bay at home).
DP: 2 (Everidge-Cabrera, O-Everidge, Suzuki, K-Cabrera, O).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 6 1 2 1 0 1 2 .298
Pedroia, 2B 6 1 1 0 0 0 2 .303
Youkilis, 1B 5 1 3 2 0 1 1 .296
Ortiz, D, DH 3 0 0 1 0 2 3 .225
  a-LaRoche, PH-DH 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .251
Bay, LF 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 .254
Drew, J, RF 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 .244
Lowell, 3B 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 .292
  1-Lowrie, PR 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .108
Kottaras, C 3 1 2 0 2 1 1 .224
Green, N, SS 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .246
Totals 42 8 14 8 2 6 15  

a-Struck out for Ortiz, D in the 7th.
1-Ran for Lowell in the 11th.

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (25, Mazzaro), Drew, J 2 (20, Mazzaro, Ziegler), Lowell (21, Mazzaro), Kottaras (10, Ziegler).
TB: Ellsbury 2; Lowell 3; Pedroia; Drew, J 5; Kottaras 3; Youkilis 4; Bay.
RBI: Youkilis 2 (59), Ortiz, D (55), Bay (74), Drew, J (40), Lowell 2 (44), Ellsbury (33).
2-out RBI: Bay; Drew, J.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz, D; Lowell; Green, N 2; Pedroia.
SAC: Green, N.
SF: Lowell.
GIDP: Ellsbury.
Team RISP: 3-for-12.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (45, 2nd base off Mazzaro/Suzuki, K).
CS: Youkilis (2, 2nd base by Mazzaro/Suzuki, K).

FIELDING
E: Ellsbury (2, throw), Green, N 2 (11, throw, throw).
DP: (Green, N-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Mazzaro 6.0 9 6 6 2 3 0 5.16
Springer 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 4.42
Ziegler 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 3.11
Wuertz 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3.17
Breslow (W, 4-4) 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.43
Bailey, A (S, 12) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 2.14
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Buchholz 5.2 9 2 2 2 5 0 3.52
Ramirez, R (H, 9) 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 2.34
Okajima 0.2 3 1 1 0 1 0 3.24
Bard (H, 4) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.15
Papelbon (BS, 3) 1.0 3 3 2 1 1 0 2.09
Delcarmen (L, 2-2) 1.2 3 2 2 0 1 0 2.52
Saito 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.24

HBP: Bay (by Ziegler).
Pitches-strikes: Mazzaro 104-65, Springer 17-13, Ziegler 11-7, Wuertz 17-10, Breslow 10-6, Bailey, A 14-9, Buchholz 107-67, Ramirez, R 10-7, Okajima 29-19, Bard 6-4, Papelbon 21-15, Delcarmen 34-22, Saito 7-5.
Groundouts-flyouts: Mazzaro 6-3, Springer 1-1, Ziegler 0-1, Wuertz 0-0, Breslow 1-1, Bailey, A 2-1, Buchholz 9-2, Ramirez, R 1-0, Okajima 0-1, Bard 1-0, Papelbon 1-0, Delcarmen 1-1, Saito 0-0.
Batters faced: Mazzaro 27, Springer 4, Ziegler 5, Wuertz 3, Breslow 3, Bailey, A 5, Buchholz 28, Ramirez, R 4, Okajima 5, Bard 2, Papelbon 7, Delcarmen 8, Saito 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Ramirez, R 1-0, Okajima 1-1, Bard 1-0, Saito 1-1.
Ejections: Oakland Athletics Manager Bob Geren ejected by HP umpire Adrian Johnson (3rd)
Umpires: HP: Adrian Johnson. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Jim Wolf. 3B: Gary Cederstrom.
Weather: 82 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, Out to CF.
T: 4:08.
Att: 38,084.
Venue: Fenway Park.
July 28, 2009
July 28, 2009

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