BOSTON, May 2 (UPI) -- Seth Smith had two RBI while helping Oakland build a four-run lead Wednesday and the A's held on to down Boston 4-2.
Oakland won two of three in the series and reached the break-even mark for the season.
Brandon McCarthy (2-3) gave up a run on five hits with four strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings to get the win.
Smith singled in a run in the fourth and then drove in the first score of a three-run sixth with a double. Smith came in on a double by Kila Ka'aihue and another double from Brandon Inge brought home the final run of the inning.
The RBI for Inge was his first in his three games as a member of the A's. Oakland signed him Monday after he was released by Detroit and cleared waivers.
Daniel Bard (2-3) gave up four runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 to take the loss. The setback was Boston's third in four games.