Manager Bob Geren high-fives Adam Kennedy in the first inning on Wednesday. (AP)
By John Barone / MLB.com
Propelled by a five-run first that included a leadoff homer -- on the game's first pitch, no less -- by Adam Kennedy, the A's socked it to Red Sox righty Brad Penny. Brett Anderson soaked up the support, delivering a quality start for the win.
BATTING 2B: Davis, R (5, Penny), Ellis, M (10, Penny), Patterson, E (1, Masterson). HR: Kennedy, A (8, 1st inning off Penny, 0 on, 0 out), Suzuki, K (6, 5th inning off Penny, 0 on, 0 out). TB: Sweeney, R; Ellis, M 2; Suzuki, K 5; Davis, R 2; Cust; Patterson, E 2; Cabrera, O; Kennedy, A 5. RBI: Kennedy, A (38), Sweeney, R (24), Davis, R 3 (16), Suzuki, K (47), Patterson, E 2 (3). 2-out RBI: Davis, R 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Patterson, E; Davis, R; Suzuki, K; Ellis, M 3. SAC: Davis, R. Team RISP: 2-for-14. Team LOB: 8.
BASERUNNING SB: Cust (3, 2nd base off Masterson/Varitek).
FIELDING E: Davis, R (2, throw), Sweeney, R (2, fielding).