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Athletics 8, Red Sox 6
Brad Penny allowed seven runs -- two off homers -- in his start on Wednesday. (AP)
The Red Sox managed just four hits against A's starter Brett Anderson, who two-hit them in their prior meeting this July. Save for Mike Lowell's efforts, Boston's bats stayed fairly quiet, unable to undo the damage allowed by Brad Penny.
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Series at a glance:
OAK
Oakland (43-57)
Won 2
Oakland 8, Boston 6   BOS
Boston (58-42)
Lost 2
July 29, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
5 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0   8 10 2
Boston
3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1   6 9 1
Standings thru 7/29/09  |  Recap: OAK | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Athletics stats  |  Red Sox stats
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Kennedy, A, 3B 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 .296
Cabrera, O, SS 5 1 1 0 0 0 2 .280
Suzuki, K, C 5 2 2 1 0 1 1 .285
Cust, DH 1 0 1 0 4 0 0 .234
Sweeney, R, RF 5 1 1 1 0 2 4 .274
Everidge, 1B 3 1 0 0 2 1 3 .111
  Crosby, 1B 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Ellis, M, 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 8 .236
Davis, R, CF 3 1 1 3 0 0 2 .267
Patterson, E, LF 4 0 1 2 0 3 1 .174
Totals 36 8 10 8 6 7 22  

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).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 3 2 0 1 0 1 .300
Pedroia, 2B 5 0 2 1 0 1 2 .305
Youkilis, 3B 4 1 0 0 1 4 3 .292
Bay, LF 4 1 0 0 1 3 5 .251
Lowell, DH 3 1 2 5 1 0 1 .296
  1-Kottaras, PR-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .224
Baldelli, RF 3 0 1 0 0 1 2 .265
  a-Drew, J, PH-RF 2 0 1 0 0 0 2 .246
LaRoche, 1B 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .249
Varitek, C 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .231
Lowrie, SS 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 .125
  b-Ortiz, D, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .224
  Green, N, SS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246
Totals 36 6 9 6 5 12 22  

a-Singled for Baldelli in the 8th. b-Popped out for Lowrie in the 8th.
1-Ran for Lowell in the 9th.

BATTING
3B: Ellsbury (5, Wuertz).
HR: Lowell (11, 1st inning off Anderson, B, 2 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury 4; Lowell 5; Lowrie; Baldelli; Drew, J; Pedroia 2.
RBI: Lowell 5 (49), Pedroia (44).
2-out RBI: Lowell 4.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek; Ortiz, D; Drew, J.
SF: Lowell.
Team RISP: 2-for-9.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (46, 3rd base off Anderson, B/Suzuki, K).

FIELDING
E: Pedroia (6, missed catch).
Outfield assists: Bay (Cust at 2nd base).

 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Anderson, B (W, 6-8) 6.0 4 3 3 4 8 1 4.33
Wuertz 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 3.28
Ziegler 0.2 1 1 0 1 0 0 3.06
Breslow (H, 9) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.39
Bailey, A (S, 13) 1.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 2.25
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Penny (L, 7-5) 5.0 7 7 7 4 3 2 5.07
Masterson 2.0 1 1 0 1 3 0 4.50
Saito 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.15
Ramirez, R 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.28

Penny pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

Pitches-strikes: Anderson, B 102-61, Wuertz 22-14, Ziegler 15-7, Breslow 4-3, Bailey, A 24-17, Penny 100-58, Masterson 36-21, Saito 17-10, Ramirez, R 17-9.
Groundouts-flyouts: Anderson, B 5-2, Wuertz 1-0, Ziegler 1-1, Breslow 0-0, Bailey, A 1-0, Penny 5-3, Masterson 2-1, Saito 0-1, Ramirez, R 2-0.
Batters faced: Anderson, B 26, Wuertz 4, Ziegler 5, Breslow 1, Bailey, A 6, Penny 25, Masterson 9, Saito 4, Ramirez, R 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Breslow 2-0, Masterson 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Fieldin Culbreth. 1B: Jim Wolf. 2B: Gary Cederstrom. 3B: Adrian Johnson.
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:18.
Att: 38,193.
Venue: Fenway Park.
July 29, 2009
July 29, 2009

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