A's hit 4 home runs in 3rd straight win, beat Red Sox 8-3

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Chad Pinder had never hit a ball that hard or that far - and only slugger Mark McGwire had done so previously for the Oakland Athletics.

Pinder hit a monster home run tracked at 460 feet and Khris Davis and Mark Canha also connected in the fifth inning, and the Oakland Athletics cleared the fences four times in all to beat the Boston Red Sox 8-3 on Saturday for their third straight win.

''Honestly it's one of those swings where you kind of just black out. You see it and you hit it and you don't know what happens after,'' said Pinder, who put his head down and didn't even watch the ball land.

His phone was already flooded with messages from friends and family.

Hanley Ramirez homered for Boston, which has lost three in a row.

Jed Lowrie had a solo shot in the sixth for Oakland, which leads the AL with 63 home runs. A's manager Bob Melvin didn't see any of them in person after being ejected in the second inning.

While no official records are kept, the A's had said Pinder's deep drive into the plaza reserved section was believed to be just the fourth home run to reach the second-deck seating level since it was built in 1996, yet Sean Manaea was quick to point out postgame that Nelson Cruz had one last season for Seattle off the A's lefty. San Francisco's Jarrett Parker hit one there in 2015 and Larry Walker did it for Colorado in 1999. McGwire hit one that far against Cleveland in 1996.

''That's pretty good company, that's an honor in itself hearing that,'' Pinder said of Big Mac. ''It's pretty special.''

Canha homered leading off the fifth against Ben Taylor (0-1). On Friday night, Canha connected in the 10th to give the A's a 3-2 win.

Manaea (2-3) allowed two earned runs in five innings.

''Everybody just showed up and watched the ball fly,'' Manaea said.

Dustin Pedroia's single in the fifth gave Boston a 3-2 lead. Taylor relieved Red Sox starter Drew Pomeranz in the bottom half and the A's knocked him out before he retired a single batter, scoring five runs in all.

Melvin was ejected for the first time this year in the bottom of the second when he argued with third base umpire and crew chief Mike Winters.

Josh Phegley hit a swinging bunt RBI single that Boston catcher Christian Vazquez scooped up and threw wildly past first down the right field line. Initially, Pinder also came home on the play and Phegley reached third, but the umpires conferred and each had to go back a base. Melvin said afterward he agreed with that call, but declined to say what made him so mad.

Pomeranz labored through four innings against his former club, striking out six but throwing 97 pitches. He and manager John Farrell then talked over the decision.

''He didn't want to come of the game, so that was the discussion we had, and it's been settled,'' Farrell said.

Pedroia owns a 23-game hitting streak against the A's, the longest active streak in baseball for one player against any single team.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: LHP David Price is scheduled to make one more minor league rehab start with Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday before he rejoins the Red Sox for his long-awaited season debut. Price pitched two rough innings Friday night in Buffalo, New York, then returned to Boston and was working out at Fenway Park on Saturday. He will throw a light bullpen Sunday. ... 1B Mitch Moreland rested with Josh Rutledge playing first. Farrell hopes to get 2B Pedroia a break in Sunday's series finale so he has two full days off with no game Monday.

Athletics: RHP Ryan Dull (2-2), who pitched a scoreless top of the 10th Friday night as the winning pitcher, went on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right knee after he felt discomfort in the knee on the first pitch he threw to Moreland - the fourth and final batter of the inning. An MRI exam showed no structural damage. RHP John Axford, yet to pitch for the A's this season because of a strained shoulder, came off the DL. ... RHP Daniel Mengden also came off the DL and was optioned him to Triple-A Nashville. ... 1B Yonder Alonso missed his third straight game nursing a sore left knee.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (2-1, 3.05 ERA) took a no-hit bid 7 2-3 innings in his lone start against Oakland last Sept. 4.

Athletics: RHP Andrew Triggs (5-2, 2.12) has gone two straight starts without surrendering a hit to a left-handed batter (0-for-17).

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123456789RHE
BOS21-21
020010000371
OAK20-23
02005100X8111
  • W: S. Manaea (2-3)L: B. Taylor (0-1)
  • HR: BOS - H. Ramirez (6), OAK - J. Lowrie (6), K. Davis (13), M. Canha (3), C. Pinder (4)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF40000001.283.352.503.8550.0
D. Pedroia 2B40210000.277.351.365.7163.0
X. Bogaerts SS40000022.320.383.435.818-1.0
H. Ramirez DH41211010.258.333.427.7616.5
C. Young LF41200022.269.343.409.7513.0
A. Benintendi CF40000022.278.354.424.778-1.0
J. Rutledge 1B40010001.289.372.289.6621.0
C. Vazquez C40100000.309.342.412.7541.0
D. Marrero 3B31000021.129.182.194.3750.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    R. Davis CF50110023.220.273.322.5953.0
    M. Canha RF41111102.295.340.636.9777.0
    J. Lowrie 2B52311001.278.350.456.8069.0
    K. Davis LF51221022.224.310.507.8177.0
    T. Plouffe 3B22000211.248.318.421.7393.5
    R. Healy 1B40100013.256.292.438.7290.5
    C. Pinder DH32121111.267.340.600.9408.5
    J. Phegley C30200100.222.239.378.6173.0
    A. Rosales SS40000035.241.280.362.642-1.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Young (7)
      • HR - H. Ramirez (6)
      • RBI - D. Pedroia (16), H. Ramirez (18), J. Rutledge (4)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Pedroia (8)
      BATTING
      • HR - M. Canha (3), J. Lowrie (6), K. Davis (13), C. Pinder (4)
      • RBI - R. Davis (10), M. Canha (7), J. Lowrie (12), K. Davis 2 (25), C. Pinder 2 (9)
      • 2-Out RBI - R. Davis
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - R. Davis (5)
      FIELDING
      • E - C. Vazquez (4)
      FIELDING
      • E - R. Healy (6)
      • PB - J. Phegley (2)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Pomeranz4.05212604.971.757.0
      B. Taylor (L, 0-1)0.03441026.590.00-13.0
      N. Ramirez3.03221323.861.334.5
      F. Abad1.00001102.031.002.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Pomeranz4.0
      B. Taylor (L, 0-1)0.0
      N. Ramirez3.0
      F. Abad1.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      S. Manaea (W, 2-3)5.05320315.241.0016.5
      F. Montas3.02000504.700.679.5
      J. Smith1.00000101.130.003.5
      PITCHERSIP
      S. Manaea (W, 2-3)5.0
      F. Montas3.0
      J. Smith1.0
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 97-62, B. Taylor 23-16, N. Ramirez 54-34, F. Abad 22-14
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 1-5, N. Ramirez 3-3, F. Abad 1-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 19, B. Taylor 4, N. Ramirez 13, F. Abad 4
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - S. Manaea 85-57, F. Montas 48-31, J. Smith 12-7
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Manaea 5-8, J. Smith 1-1
      • Batters Faced - S. Manaea 21, F. Montas 11, J. Smith 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
      123456789RHE
      BOS21-21
      020010000371
      OAK20-23
      02005100X8111
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Betts RF40000001.283.352.503.8550.0
      D. Pedroia 2B40210000.277.351.365.7163.0
      X. Bogaerts SS40000022.320.383.435.818-1.0
      H. Ramirez DH41211010.258.333.427.7616.5
      C. Young LF41200022.269.343.409.7513.0
      A. Benintendi CF40000022.278.354.424.778-1.0
      J. Rutledge 1B40010001.289.372.289.6621.0
      C. Vazquez C40100000.309.342.412.7541.0
      D. Marrero 3B31000021.129.182.194.3750.0
      Total353731099-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        R. Davis CF50110023.220.273.322.5953.0
        M. Canha RF41111102.295.340.636.9777.0
        J. Lowrie 2B52311001.278.350.456.8069.0
        K. Davis LF51221022.224.310.507.8177.0
        T. Plouffe 3B22000211.248.318.421.7393.5
        R. Healy 1B40100013.256.292.438.7290.5
        C. Pinder DH32121111.267.340.600.9408.5
        J. Phegley C30200100.222.239.378.6173.0
        A. Rosales SS40000035.241.280.362.642-1.5
        Total358117451018-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - C. Young (7)
          • HR - H. Ramirez (6)
          • RBI - D. Pedroia (16), H. Ramirez (18), J. Rutledge (4)
          • 2-Out RBI - D. Pedroia (8)
          BATTING
          • HR - M. Canha (3), J. Lowrie (6), K. Davis (13), C. Pinder (4)
          • RBI - R. Davis (10), M. Canha (7), J. Lowrie (12), K. Davis 2 (25), C. Pinder 2 (9)
          • 2-Out RBI - R. Davis
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - R. Davis (5)
          FIELDING
          • E - C. Vazquez (4)
          FIELDING
          • E - R. Healy (6)
          • PB - J. Phegley (2)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Pomeranz4.05212604.971.757.0
          B. Taylor (L, 0-1)0.03441026.590.00-13.0
          N. Ramirez3.03221323.861.334.5
          F. Abad1.00001102.031.002.5
          Total8.011875104---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Pomeranz4.0
          B. Taylor (L, 0-1)0.0
          N. Ramirez3.0
          F. Abad1.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          S. Manaea (W, 2-3)5.05320315.241.0016.5
          F. Montas3.02000504.700.679.5
          J. Smith1.00000101.130.003.5
          Total9.0732091---
          PITCHERSIP
          S. Manaea (W, 2-3)5.0
          F. Montas3.0
          J. Smith1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 97-62, B. Taylor 23-16, N. Ramirez 54-34, F. Abad 22-14
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 1-5, N. Ramirez 3-3, F. Abad 1-1
          • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 19, B. Taylor 4, N. Ramirez 13, F. Abad 4
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - S. Manaea 85-57, F. Montas 48-31, J. Smith 12-7
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - S. Manaea 5-8, J. Smith 1-1
          • Batters Faced - S. Manaea 21, F. Montas 11, J. Smith 3
          • 6TH INNING
            Lowrie homered to right center38
          • 5TH INNING
            Pinder homered to left center, Plouffe scored37
            Davis homered to center, Lowrie scored35
            Canha homered to left33
            Pedroia singled to left, Marrero scored32
          • 2ND INNING
            Davis reached on bunt single to pitcher, Pinder scored, Phegley to third22
            Phegley reached on an infield single to pitcher, Plouffe scored, Pinder to third, Phegley to second on catcher Vazquez fielding error21
            Rutledge grounded out to shortstop, Young scored20
            Ramirez homered to center10
          • 9TH INNING
            • J. Smith Pitching:
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
            • J. Rutledge: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Rutledge flied out to right
            • C. Vazquez: Ball, Vazquez grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Betts flied out to right
            • D. Pedroia: Pedroia singled to center
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
            • H. Ramirez: Foul, Ramirez singled to right center, Pedroia to second
            • C. Young: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Young struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • F. Abad Pitching:
            • R. Davis: Davis grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Canha: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Canha walked
            • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Lowrie flied out to right
            • K. Davis: Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • J. Rutledge: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Rutledge fouled out to first
            • C. Vazquez: Ball, Foul, Ball, Vazquez flied out to deep center
            • D. Marrero: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Marrero struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • N. Ramirez Pitching:
            • C. Pinder: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Pinder struck out swinging
            • J. Phegley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Phegley flied out to left
            • A. Rosales: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Rosales struck out swinging
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • F. Montas Pitching:
            • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ramirez fouled out to first
            • C. Young: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Young struck out looking
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Benintendi struck out looking
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • N. Ramirez Pitching:
            • M. Canha: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Canha grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Lowrie: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Lowrie homered to right center
            • K. Davis: Ball, Davis singled to left
            • T. Plouffe: Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Plouffe struck out looking
            • R. Healy: Healy popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • S. Manaea Pitching:
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Vazquez flied out to deep center
            • D. Marrero: Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Marrero safe at first on Healy fielding error, Marrero to second
            • M. Betts: Ball, Betts flied out to shallow right
            • D. Pedroia: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pedroia singled to left, Marrero scored
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
            • B. Taylor Pitching:
            • M. Canha: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Canha homered to left
            • J. Lowrie: Lowrie singled to right center
            • K. Davis: Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Davis homered to center, Lowrie scored
            • T. Plouffe: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Plouffe walked
            • R. Healy: Ball, Foul, Healy grounded out to second, Plouffe to second
            • C. Pinder: Pinder homered to left center, Plouffe scored
            • J. Phegley: Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Phegley walked
            • A. Rosales: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Rosales reached on fielder's choice to second, Phegley out at second
            • R. Davis: Strike looking, Davis popped out to second
            • End of the 5th (5 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • S. Manaea Pitching:
            • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
            • C. Young: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Young singled to left
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Benintendi reached on fielder's choice to second, Young out at second
            • J. Rutledge: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Benintendi to second on passed ball, Ball, Rutledge lined out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • R. Healy: Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Healy singled to center
            • C. Pinder: Foul, Ball, Pinder popped out to first
            • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Phegley singled to left, Healy to second
            • A. Rosales: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Rosales struck out looking
            • R. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Davis struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • S. Manaea Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Betts lined out to right
            • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Pedroia lined out to right
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Bogaerts lined out to first
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • J. Lowrie: Lowrie lined out to second
            • K. Davis: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Davis grounded out to pitcher
            • T. Plouffe: Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Plouffe flied out to center
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • S. Manaea Pitching:
            • H. Ramirez: Foul, Ball, Ramirez homered to center
            • C. Young: Ball, Young doubled to right center
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Benintendi grounded out to shortstop, Young to third
            • J. Rutledge: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Rutledge grounded out to shortstop, Young scored
            • C. Vazquez: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Vazquez singled to right
            • D. Marrero: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Marrero struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • T. Plouffe: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Plouffe walked
            • R. Healy: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Healy struck out swinging
            • C. Pinder: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pinder walked, Plouffe to second
            • J. Phegley: Strike looking, Phegley reached on an infield single to pitcher, Plouffe scored, Pinder to third, Phegley to second on catcher Vazquez fielding error
            • A. Rosales: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Rosales struck out swinging
            • R. Davis: Davis reached on bunt single to pitcher, Pinder scored, Phegley to third
            • M. Canha: Pickoff attempt to second, Pickoff attempt to second, Ball, Davis stole second, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Canha flied out to right
            • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 1ST INNING
            • S. Manaea Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Betts lined out to pitcher
            • D. Pedroia: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Pedroia popped out to second
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • R. Davis: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Davis struck out looking
            • M. Canha: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Canha flied out to left
            • J. Lowrie: Ball, Lowrie singled to center
            • K. Davis: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Davis struck out swinging
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)