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Athletics 5, Red Sox 4 (10)

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OAKLAND, Calif. -- After an early flurry of runs, the Oakland Athletics and Boston Red Sox struggled to generate any offense until Kevin Kouzmanoff finally came through.

Kouzmanoff's two-out RBI single capped a wild 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics rallied to beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 on Tuesday night.

The 10th inning featured a slick double play by Oakland, three Boston pitchers in the bottom half and a pair of ejections before Kouzmanoff drove in the first run since the third.

"It wasn't the best offensive performance," Oakland manager Bob Geren said. "But obviously when the game ended, we had enough to win."

After Coco Crisp was ejected by plate umpire Bob Davidson following a strikeout to lead off the 10th, Daric Barton singled off Ramon Ramirez (0-3). Barton advanced to second when Davidson called a balk on Ramirez.

"I didn't see it," Boston manager Terry Francona said. "He saw something that nobody else in our dugout saw."

The Red Sox then intentionally walked Kurt Suzuki before Dustin Richardson came in and struck out Adam Rosales. Boston pitching coach John Farrell was ejected by Davidson during that at-bat for arguing a checked swing call.

Kouzmanoff then lined a single to right field off Michael Bowden and Barton slid in safely ahead of J.D. Drew's throw home.

"It was up in the zone," Bowden said. "He did what he should have done to it."

Andrew Bailey (1-3) pitched two innings for the win. He was helped by a double play in the 10th when shortstop Cliff Pennington ranged up the middle, flipped the ball to second baseman Mark Ellis, who barehanded it and threw to first to get Bill Hall.

"Two very unflashy players making a play like that. It was a lot of fun," Ellis said. "It was a key moment of the game too."

A's relievers combined for 5 1/3 scoreless innings.

Oakland left-hander Dallas Braden struggled in his first start back from the disabled list and was unable to make it out of the fifth.

That kept him winless in nine starts since throwing a perfect game against Tampa Bay on May 9 -- the longest such streak ever after a perfect game, according to research by the Elias Sports Bureau. The previous long was eight winless starts by Mark Buehrle last season.

Braden was replaced after hitting J.D. Drew with a pitch to put runners on first and second with two outs in the fifth. Ross Wolf came on and walked Mike Cameron to load the bases before getting Hall on a groundout.

Braden allowed four runs -- one earned -- and 10 hits.

"We won," Braden said. "The elbow is not out on the mound. The elbow is on the arm. All signs are positive."

The Red Sox loaded the bases again in the sixth when Wolf intentionally walked David Ortiz with one out. Michael Wuertz made the move pay off when he came in and struck out Kevin Youkilis and got Adrian Beltre on a groundout.

"We didn't get a big hit with two outs," Francona said. "The game started off real well. We didn't tack on. If we tacked on at one point, it would have probably been too much."

With Clay Buchholz set to come off the disabled list Wednesday and Josh Beckett ready to return two days later, Tim Wakefield's spot in Boston's rotation could be in jeopardy. He was unable to hold onto a 4-0 lead, allowing a two-run double to Jack Cust during Oakland's four-run third inning.

Wakefield lasted six innings, allowing three earned runs, three hits and three walks.

The Red Sox took a 4-0 lead after two innings despite having one runner thrown out at the plate and nearly a second caught on the bases. Ortiz was caught at home on a sharp relay from left fielder Rajai Davis to shortstop Cliff Pennington to Suzuki on Youkilis' RBI double in the first inning.

Then with a runner on second and one out in the second, Hall singled to right field. Gabe Gross made a strong throw home, forcing Cameron to stop at third. Suzuki then tried to catch Hall rounding too far past first, but his throw went into right field. Cameron scored and Hall advanced to second on the error.

Two-out RBI doubles by Marco Scutaro and Darnell McDonald increased the damage as Boston got three unearned runs in the second.

Notes

Crisp snapped an 0-for-18 slump when he doubled in the third inning. ... Red Sox INF Jed Lowrie (mononucleosis) joined the team in the Bay Area and could be activated from the DL soon. ... Boston C Victor Martinez (left thumb) did some catching drills and took swings from both sides before the game.

 
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Players of the Game
Oakland

J. Cust
AB 3
R 1
H 1
HR 0
RBI 2
Boston

M. Scutaro
AB 5
R 2
H 2
HR 0
RBI 1
 

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HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Marco Scutaro, SS5221102 .279
Darnell McDonald, LF4021012 .267
David Ortiz, DH4010122 .253
Kevin Youkilis, 1B5011033 .297
Adrian Beltre, 3B5020014 .334
J.D. Drew, RF4000021 .270
Mike Cameron, CF3110201 .284
    Eric Patterson, PR-CF0000000 .207
Bill Hall, 2B4110104 .230
Kevin Cash, C2010011 .178
   a- Ryan Shealy, PH1000000 .000
    Dusty Brown, C1010000 .250
Totals384123510  
a-flied out for Cash in the 8th
Batting
2B - Marco Scutaro (24, Braden), Darnell McDonald (11, Braden), Kevin Youkilis (23, Braden), Mike Cameron (9, Braden)
SH - Darnell McDonald (9)
RBI - Marco Scutaro (29), Darnell McDonald (25), Kevin Youkilis (60)
2-OUT RBI - Marco Scutaro (15), Darnell McDonald (13)
CS - Bill Hall (1, 2nd base by Braden/Suzuki)
Team LOB - 12
Fielding
DP - Hall-Scutaro-Youkilis
PB - Kevin Cash (5)
Boston Red Sox
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Tim Wakefield 6343250 5.58
Manny Delcarmen 1.1000000 4.29
Hideki Okajima 0.1100010 5.72
Daniel Bard 0.1000110 1.79
Ramon Ramirez (L,0-3) 1.1111210 4.85
Dustin Richardson 0.1000010 2.57
Michael Bowden0100000 0.00
IBB - Suzuki by Ramon Ramirez
HBP - Ellis (by Tim Wakefield), Suzuki (by Tim Wakefield)
Pitches-Strikes - Tim Wakefield 115-74, Manny Delcarmen 15-10, Hideki Okajima 14-8, Daniel Bard 10-3, Ramon Ramirez 27-12, Dustin Richardson 7-4, Michael Bowden 5-3
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Tim Wakefield 4-8, Manny Delcarmen 2-2, Ramon Ramirez 2-1
Batters Faced - Tim Wakefield 24, Manny Delcarmen 4, Hideki Okajima 2, Daniel Bard 2, Ramon Ramirez 7, Dustin Richardson 1, Michael Bowden 1
Oakland Athletics
HittersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Coco Crisp, CF5110020 .227
Daric Barton, 1B4220120 .275
Kurt Suzuki, C2110200 .254
Jack Cust, DH3112102 .282
   a- Adam Rosales, PH-DH1000012 .277
Kevin Kouzmanoff, 3B4012024 .270
Mark Ellis, 2B3000010 .281
Gabe Gross, RF4000001 .240
Rajai Davis, LF3000110 .267
Cliff Pennington, SS4000001 .267
Totals3356459  
a-struck out for Cust in the 10th
Batting
2B - Coco Crisp (5, Wakefield), Jack Cust (8, Wakefield)
SF - Kevin Kouzmanoff (4)
RBI - Jack Cust 2 (24), Kevin Kouzmanoff 2 (49)
2-OUT RBI - Kevin Kouzmanoff (17)
SB - Coco Crisp (8, 3rd base off Wakefield/Cash), Daric Barton (2, 2nd base off Wakefield/Cash), Rajai Davis (29, 2nd base off Ramirez/Brown)
Team LOB - 7
Fielding
Outfield Assists - Rajai Davis 1
DP - Pennington-Ellis-Barton
E - Kurt Suzuki (5, Throwing)
Oakland Athletics
PitchersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Dallas Braden 4.21041160 3.74
Ross Wolf 0.2000300 5.40
Michael Wuertz 0.2000010 4.95
Jerry Blevins 1000010 3.51
Craig Breslow 1100010 3.02
Andrew Bailey (W,1-3) 2100110 1.56
IBB - Ortiz by Ross Wolf
HBP - Drew (by Dallas Braden), Cash (by Ross Wolf)
Pitches-Strikes - Dallas Braden 94-57, Ross Wolf 26-10, Michael Wuertz 9-7, Jerry Blevins 9-6, Craig Breslow 16-8, Andrew Bailey 28-18
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Dallas Braden 3-3, Ross Wolf 2-0, Michael Wuertz 1-0, Jerry Blevins 1-1, Andrew Bailey 1-3
Batters Faced - Dallas Braden 24, Ross Wolf 6, Michael Wuertz 2, Jerry Blevins 3, Craig Breslow 4, Andrew Bailey 7
Game Information
Attendance - 20271
Game Time - 3:30
Temperature - 63
Umpires - Home - Bob Davidson, First Base - Angel Campos, Second Base - Alfonso Marquez, Third Base - Tim Tschida