A's Crush Red Sox In Oakland, 8-3

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"That really kind of got me going and gave me the kick I needed to really try to focus down and put up some zeroes", Gray said. "He looked as good as I've seen him in a very, very long time". He crushed a 0-2 changeup, giving Oakland back-to-back homers for the first time this season. Price bore down to strike out the next three batters on 15 pitches. Ryon Healy started at first base Thursday and is likely to do so throughout the weekend against the Boston lefties. The righty has made one appearance with the big-league squad in 2017, striking out one in 1 ⁄3 scoreless innings. Parmley doubled and singled twice, scoring three runs.

"That's a sign that Sonny is Sonny: he's an ace and aces go out there and they punch people out."
He totaled 12 strikeouts while issuing just two walks.

Much like Gray's, the Red Sox righty's night took an ominous tone from the beginning, though a Rajai Davis caught stealing (4) did offer a brief reprieve. "When you're constantly behind coming into you're first at-bat it makes everything a little bit more hard, so to be able to respond, end up taking a lead an then keep adding on, that was big". He was unable to give his offense a zero in response to its two first-inning runs, and the same can be said of the fourth-inning game-tying Moreland homer. Five of the six runs on his line scored via the home run, with Jed Lowrie and Khris Davis cracking dingers in the first inning and Chad Pinder joining the party in the fourth.

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Oakland added on in the sixth on RBIs from Rosales and Rajai. The home run was Moreland's 17th all-time against Oakland and 12th at the Coliseum.

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We've done a really good job of that here since we've been playing together. "I think we did an all around good job tonight". The best-of-seven series is now tied up at two. "So that was to be expected", said Senators coach Guy Boucher.


The A's answered with three runs in the bottom of the first.

OUR PREDICTION: The over has hit in seven of the last eight meetings between these two teams and in six of the last eight meetings in Oakland, including in last night's 8-3 final.

The Red Sox offense was led by Pedroia, whose 2-for-4 night accounted for Boston's only multi-hit performance, extending him to hits in 21 straight games against the A's.

"We did a lot of good things today".

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