facebook
twitter
search
search

MLB: Oakland 3, Boston 2

July 4, 2012 at 1:48 AM

OAKLAND, Calif., July 4 (UPI) -- Coco Crisp had a solo home run and brought in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning that gave the Oakland A's a 3-2 win over Boston.

Brandon Moss drove in the tying run with a single in the bottom of the ninth and set the stage for Crisp, who then drove a fly ball to center that was deep enough for Cliff Pennington to race home from third base with the winning run.

The win was the third in a row for Oakland and consigned the Red Sox to their fourth loss in six tries.

Jeremy Blevins (2-0) picked up the victory in relief of Bartolo Colon, who returned from the disabled list and lasted six innings. Colon allowed two runs -- one earned -- on five hits.

Alfredo Aceves (0-6) was tagged with his fourth blown save. He allowed the deciding runs in relief of Jon Lester, who allowed one run on four hits and struck out nine in 6 2/3 innings.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals continue to have a blast
Golden State Warriors' Steve Kerr having back surgery
Chicago White Sox continue surge with win vs. Boston Red Sox
Andres Blanco's double keeps Philadelphia Phillies rolling
New York Mets' Noah Syndergaard shuts down San Diego Padres