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 (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: Kennedy, A 5; Cabrera,
O; Suzuki, K 5; Cust; Sweeney; Ellis 2; Davis, R 2; Patterson, E 2. RBI: Kennedy, A (38), Sweeney (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 3. SAC: Davis, R. Team RISP: 2-for-14. Team
BASERUNNING SB: Cust (3, 2nd base off Masterson/Varitek).
Davis, R (2, throw), Sweeney (2, fielding).
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