Davis homers off Price in 8th, A's top Red Sox 4-1

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Khris Davis summed up his deciding home run off Boston lefty David Price in less time than it took for the ball to clear the fence.

''First pitch hacking,'' Davis said. ''That's what happened.''

Davis hit a tiebreaking, three-run homer with two outs in the eighth inning, sending the Oakland Athletics over the Red Sox 4-1 on Sunday.

A day after getting no-hit by Sean Manaea, Boston lost back-to-back games for the first time under new manager Alex Cora.

''Our pitching staff will always give us a chance to win. I feel we are capable of scoring runs every night. Obviously, that's not always going to happen. We can't score eight or nine runs every night,'' Cora said.

The Red Sox had won their first six series this season before dropping two of three at the Coliseum. They still have the best record in the majors at 17-4.

''It's big knowing we can compete with good teams like Boston,'' Davis said. ''We just have to ride the wave out as long as we can. The pitching has been fantastic. Any time the pitching is on, we want to be putting up runs.''

Davis had two hits and drove in all four runs for the A's. Marcus Semien and Stephen Piscotty added two hits apiece as Oakland won for the sixth time in seven games.

Semien and Piscotty hit back-to-back singles off Price (2-2) with one out in the eighth. After Jed Lowrie struck out for the third time, Davis lined the first pitch into the seats in left field for his sixth home run.

''Got a good pitch to hit and he hammered it,'' A's manager Bob Melvin said. ''He's a three-run homer waiting to happen.''

Davis also had an RBI single off Price in the first.

''He's very lethal,'' Semien said of Davis. ''He got a pitch he could handle and he didn't wait around. He's hit so many home runs here. That was one of his biggest ones.''

Price allowed nine hits and four runs over 7 2/3 innings. He struck out six and walked one.

''I couldn't make the pitch when I needed and that was the ballgame,'' Price said.

Coming off Manaea's gem, the A's got another strong pitching performance against the hard-hitting Red Sox. Daniel Mengden gave up one run in 6 1/3 innings and Blake Treinen (1-1), Oakland's third reliever, retired five batters.

Treinen tweaked his left knee while fielding Blake Swihart's comebacker but remained in the game and got Christian Vazquez to fly out to end it.

Mitch Moreland had two hits and Brock Holt drove in Boston's lone run.

CHANGING IT UP

Mengden allowed a pair of first-inning singles, then retired 16 of 17 before yielding back-to-back hits in the seventh. The right-hander with the handlebar mustache credited a new reliance on his changeup for the success.

''I probably threw the most changeups I've ever thrown in my life,'' Mengden said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: LHP Bobby Poyner was activated off the disabled list and optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. He had been out with a left hamstring strain.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (4-0, 1.40) pitches the opener of a three-game series in Toronto on Tuesday. He has thrown 13 consecutive scoreless innings over his previous two starts.

Athletics: RHP Trevor Cahill (1-0, 0.00) makes his second start of the season Monday at Texas. It's the first time this season that the A's will leave the West Coast.

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OAK11-11
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  • W: B. Treinen (1-1)L: D. Price (2-2)
  • HR: OAK - K. Davis (6)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
J. Bradley RF40100010.224.316.373.6890.5
A. Benintendi CF30000101.243.365.400.7653.0
J. Martinez LF40000032.307.333.560.893-1.5
M. Moreland 1B40200011.349.408.6051.0131.5
R. Devers 3B41100022.284.344.469.8141.0
B. Swihart DH40000012.176.222.235.458-0.5
B. Holt 2B40110000.244.326.390.7163.0
C. Vazquez C40100013.211.262.263.5251.5
T. Lin SS30000013.286.375.381.756-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Semien SS42200001.266.327.394.7215.0
    S. Piscotty RF41200001.291.341.405.7463.0
    J. Lowrie 2B40000034.351.402.6061.008-1.5
    K. Davis DH41241000.270.347.539.88610.0
    M. Chapman 3B30000111.284.383.543.9260.5
    M. Canha 1B-LF30100001.333.389.576.9651.0
    C. Pinder LF30100021.214.290.393.6830.0
    M. Olson 1B00000000.272.344.407.7520.0
    J. Smolinski CF30100002.091.167.136.3032.0
    B. Maxwell C30000001.190.250.286.5360.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - B. Holt (3), C. Vazquez (3)
      • RBI - B. Holt (5)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Semien (6), J. Smolinski
      • HR - K. Davis (6)
      • RBI - K. Davis 4 (19)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Davis 4 (15)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - A. Benintendi (3)
      FIELDING
      • E - M. Semien (4)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Price (L, 2-2)7.29441612.931.165.0
      C. Smith0.10000005.141.570.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Price (L, 2-2)7.2
      C. Smith0.1
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Mengden6.16110503.861.1216.5
      Y. Petit0.20000102.841.030.5
      R. Buchter0.10001101.861.45-0.5
      B. Treinen (W, 1-1)1.20000300.751.1711.5
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Mengden6.1
      Y. Petit0.2
      R. Buchter0.1
      B. Treinen (W, 1-1)1.2
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 96-68, C. Smith 2-2
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 8-7
      • Batters Faced - D. Price 31, C. Smith
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Mengden 102-72, Y. Petit 4-4, R. Buchter 12-6, B. Treinen 24-19
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Mengden 6-8, B. Treinen 2-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Mengden 25, Y. Petit 2, R. Buchter 2, B. Treinen 6
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      BOS17-4
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      OAK11-11
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      J. Bradley RF40100010.224.316.373.6890.5
      A. Benintendi CF30000101.243.365.400.7653.0
      J. Martinez LF40000032.307.333.560.893-1.5
      M. Moreland 1B40200011.349.408.6051.0131.5
      R. Devers 3B41100022.284.344.469.8141.0
      B. Swihart DH40000012.176.222.235.458-0.5
      B. Holt 2B40110000.244.326.390.7163.0
      C. Vazquez C40100013.211.262.263.5251.5
      T. Lin SS30000013.286.375.381.756-0.5
      Total34161011014-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Semien SS42200001.266.327.394.7215.0
        S. Piscotty RF41200001.291.341.405.7463.0
        J. Lowrie 2B40000034.351.402.6061.008-1.5
        K. Davis DH41241000.270.347.539.88610.0
        M. Chapman 3B30000111.284.383.543.9260.5
        M. Canha 1B-LF30100001.333.389.576.9651.0
        C. Pinder LF30100021.214.290.393.6830.0
        M. Olson 1B00000000.272.344.407.7520.0
        J. Smolinski CF30100002.091.167.136.3032.0
        B. Maxwell C30000001.190.250.286.5360.0
        Total3149411612-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - B. Holt (3), C. Vazquez (3)
          • RBI - B. Holt (5)
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Semien (6), J. Smolinski
          • HR - K. Davis (6)
          • RBI - K. Davis 4 (19)
          • 2-Out RBI - K. Davis 4 (15)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - A. Benintendi (3)
          FIELDING
          • E - M. Semien (4)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Price (L, 2-2)7.29441612.931.165.0
          C. Smith0.10000005.141.570.0
          Total8.0944161---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Price (L, 2-2)7.2
          C. Smith0.1
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Mengden6.16110503.861.1216.5
          Y. Petit0.20000102.841.030.5
          R. Buchter0.10001101.861.45-0.5
          B. Treinen (W, 1-1)1.20000300.751.1711.5
          Total9.06111100---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Mengden6.1
          Y. Petit0.2
          R. Buchter0.1
          B. Treinen (W, 1-1)1.2
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 96-68, C. Smith 2-2
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 8-7
          • Batters Faced - D. Price 31, C. Smith
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Mengden 102-72, Y. Petit 4-4, R. Buchter 12-6, B. Treinen 24-19
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Mengden 6-8, B. Treinen 2-1
          • Batters Faced - D. Mengden 25, Y. Petit 2, R. Buchter 2, B. Treinen 6
          • 8TH INNING
            Davis homered to left, Semien and Piscotty scored14
          • 7TH INNING
            Holt doubled to deep right, Devers scored, Swihart to third11
          • 1ST INNING
            Davis singled to left, Semien scored01
          • 9TH INNING
            • B. Treinen Pitching:
            • R. Devers: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
            • B. Swihart: Ball, Swihart grounded out to pitcher
            • B. Holt: Strike looking, Holt safe at first on shortstop Semien fielding error
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Holt to second on fielder's indifference, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Vazquez popped out to first
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Ryan Buchter relieved Yusmeiro Petit
            • Matt Olson at first
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Ball, Benintendi walked
            • Blake Treinen relieved Ryan Buchter
            • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Martinez struck out swinging
            • M. Moreland: Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Strike (foul tip), Benintendi stole second, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • B. Maxwell: Ball, Ball, Foul, Maxwell grounded out to third
            • M. Semien: Strike swinging, Semien singled to right
            • S. Piscotty: Strike swinging, Ball, Piscotty reached on an infield single to third, Semien to second
            • J. Lowrie: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Lowrie struck out swinging
            • K. Davis: Davis homered to left, Semien and Piscotty scored
            • Carson Smith relieved David Price
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Chapman fouled out to right
            • End of the 8th (3 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • D. Mengden Pitching:
            • M. Moreland: Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Moreland singled to right center
            • R. Devers: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Devers singled to left, Moreland to second
            • B. Swihart: Strike looking, Swihart reached on fielder's choice to catcher, Moreland out at third, Devers to second
            • B. Holt: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Holt doubled to deep right, Devers scored, Swihart to third
            • Yusmeiro Petit relieved Daniel Mengden
            • C. Vazquez: Vazquez fouled out to first
            • T. Lin: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Lin struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Chapman struck out looking
            • M. Canha: Strike looking, Canha flied out to right
            • C. Pinder: Foul, Pinder singled to right center
            • J. Smolinski: Strike looking, Smolinski grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Pinder out at second
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • D. Mengden Pitching:
            • J. Bradley: Foul, Bradley flied out to right
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Benintendi grounded out to first
            • J. Martinez: Strike swinging, Ball, Martinez grounded out to shortstop
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • S. Piscotty: Strike looking, Piscotty singled to center
            • J. Lowrie: Lowrie grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Piscotty out at second
            • K. Davis: Strike looking, Davis grounded out to third
            • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Mengden Pitching:
            • B. Swihart: Ball, Swihart lined out to left
            • B. Holt: Foul, Holt grounded out to second
            • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Vazquez doubled to deep left
            • T. Lin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Lin fouled out to catcher
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • C. Pinder: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul tip, Pinder struck out on foul tip
            • J. Smolinski: Ball, Smolinski doubled to deep right center
            • B. Maxwell: Ball, Foul, Foul, Maxwell flied out to left
            • M. Semien: Foul, Ball, Semien lined out to right
            • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Mengden Pitching:
            • J. Martinez: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, Martinez struck out looking
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Foul, Moreland lined out to center
            • R. Devers: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Devers lined out to left
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • J. Lowrie: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Lowrie struck out swinging
            • K. Davis: Strike swinging, Ball, Davis popped out to first
            • M. Chapman: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Chapman walked
            • M. Canha: Canha grounded into fielder's choice to shortstop, Chapman out at second
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Mengden Pitching:
            • T. Lin: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Lin lined out to shortstop
            • J. Bradley: Bradley grounded out to second
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Foul, Ball, Benintendi flied out to deep center
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • B. Maxwell: Maxwell grounded out to shortstop
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Foul, Semien lined out to right
            • S. Piscotty: Ball, Piscotty lined out to second
            • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Mengden Pitching:
            • B. Swihart: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Swihart struck out looking
            • B. Holt: Strike looking, Holt grounded out to third
            • C. Vazquez: Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Vazquez struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • M. Canha: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Canha singled to right
            • C. Pinder: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Pinder struck out looking
            • J. Smolinski: Smolinski grounded into double play third to second to first, Canha out at second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Mengden Pitching:
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Bradley singled to right
            • A. Benintendi: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Ball, Benintendi lined out to left
            • J. Martinez: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul tip, Martinez struck out on foul tip
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Moreland singled to left, Bradley to second
            • R. Devers: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Devers struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • M. Semien: Strike looking, Semien doubled to left
            • S. Piscotty: Ball, Strike swinging, Piscotty grounded out to shortstop, Semien to third
            • J. Lowrie: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Lowrie struck out looking
            • K. Davis: Strike looking, Ball, Davis singled to left, Semien scored
            • M. Chapman: Strike looking, Foul, Chapman fouled out to catcher
            • End of the 1st (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)