BOSTON RED SOX VS OAKLAND ATHLETICS
Boston Red Sox lefty Jon Lester starts against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park in Boston on July 13, 2006. (UPI Photo/Katie McMahon)
Dylan Axelrod tossed six efficient innings and Adam Dunn clouted a three-run homer Monday, carrying the Chicago White Sox past Boston 6-4.
Stephen Drew's grand slam was the centerpiece of an eight-run third inning Wednesday that vaulted Boston to a 9-2 victory over Tampa Bay.
Jon Lester took a perfect game into the sixth inning Friday and wound up throwing a one-hit shutout to give Boston a 5-0 victory over Toronto.
Daniel Nava's RBI single capped a three-run, fifth-inning uprising Wednesday, and provided the decisive blow for the Boston Red Sox in a 6-5 win over Oakland.
Mike Napoli scored twice Thursday and played a key role in a three-run seventh that propelled Boston to a 6-3 victory over Cleveland.
Will Middlebrooks powered a trio of homers Sunday, driving in four runs overall for the Boston Red Sox in their 13-0 rout of Toronto.
Shane Victorino celebrated his Red Sox debut by driving in three runs Monday, powering Boston to a season-opening 8-2 victory over the New York Yankees.
Tampa Bay took the lead in the fifth on a two-run homer by Carlo Pena Wednesday and the Rays went on to down Boston 4-2.
Matt Wieters had three RBI Friday in leading Baltimore to a 4-2 win over Boston, the Orioles' first victory over Jon Lester in 21 tries.
Adeiny Hechavarria cracked a two-run homer to back Brandon Morrow's six scoreless innings Sunday in the Toronto Blue Jays' 5-0 win over Boston.
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