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Dice-K edges A's in duel out west

Adrian Beltre's 15th home run of the season was the difference, as Daisuke Matsuzaka won a duel with Ben Sheets in the opener of a three-game set between the Red Sox and Athletics at the Oakland Coliseum.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Scutaro, SS3010110.277
Patterson, E, 2B3110001.207
a-Hall, PH-2B1000003.229
Ortiz, D, DH3001011.253
Youkilis, 1B3000111.298
Beltre, 3B4131000.333
Drew, J, RF4010001.273
Nava, LF4010021.289
McDonald, D, CF4000011.262
Cash, C4010000.170
a-Grounded into a forceout for Patterson, E in the 7th.
Crisp, CF4000021.229
Barton, 1B2000200.273
Suzuki, K, C4000003.252
Cust, DH3000121.281
Rosales, 3B4000022.278
Ellis, M, 2B4010000.286
Gross, RF3000002.246
Davis, R, LF3111010.270
Pennington, SS3010010.271
3B: Patterson, E (4, Sheets).
HR: Beltre (15, 4th inning off Sheets, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Scutaro; Cash; Nava; Patterson, E 3; Beltre 6; Drew, J.
RBI: Ortiz, D (59), Beltre (58).
2-out RBI: Beltre.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis; Hall 2.
SF: Ortiz, D.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 7.

2B: Ellis, M (9, Matsuzaka).
HR: Davis, R (4, 3rd inning off Matsuzaka, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ellis, M 2; Davis, R 4; Pennington.
RBI: Davis, R (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gross 2; Suzuki, K.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 5.

SB: Pennington (15, 2nd base off Bard/Cash).

Outfield assists: Gross (Youkilis at 3rd base).

Matsuzaka(W, 7-3)6.22112614.29
Bard(H, 20)1.11001101.80
Papelbon(S, 21)1.00000103.23
Sheets(L, 4-9)6.27222214.53
Game Scores: Matsuzaka 70, Sheets 52.
Pitches-strikes: Matsuzaka 89-62, Bard 22-12, Papelbon 17-12, Sheets 109-67, Blevins 10-7, Wuertz 13-9, Breslow 13-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Matsuzaka 7-3, Bard 1-1, Papelbon 1-0, Sheets 8-7, Blevins 1-0, Wuertz 1-0, Breslow 0-0.
Batters faced: Matsuzaka 24, Bard 6, Papelbon 3, Sheets 28, Blevins 2, Wuertz 3, Breslow 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Bard 2-0, Blevins 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Tschida. 1B: Bob Davidson. 2B: Angel Campos. 3B: Alfonso Marquez.
Weather: 55 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 14 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:40.
Att: 19,341.
Venue: Coliseum.
July 19, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media