Athletics: 20 Red Sox: 2
I think the score speaks for itself tonight.
The A’s combined for 19 hits, 20 runs, 5 home runs, 4 doubles, 2 walks, and 4 strikeouts tonight. They faced seven Red Sox pitchers and only one of the seven did not give up a run to them (Junichi Tazawa).
Every player reached base tonight via walk or hit. The only player to not collect a hit was Coco Crisp, but he walked and scored in the seventh.
It was a big night for Brandon Moss, who went 4-5 with a home run, 2 doubles and 4 RBI against his former team. Josh Reddick, also a former Red Sox, went 2-5 with a double and a grand slam, his first of his career. Keeping up with the former Red Sox theme, George Kottaras went 3-5 with 2 home runs and 5 RBI.
Josh Donaldson also had a home run in tonight’s game. He was 1-4 with a home run before he was pulled from the game with a strained right hip flexor. The injury does not sound serious and he is considered day-to-day. Brandon Inge is expected to be called up tomorrow and should take his place at third base for now.
Brandon McCarthy lasted 6.1 inning tonight, he allowed 8 hits, 1 home run, 2 runs, no walks and struck out 1. McCarthy seemed to struggle a bit tonight, needing 107 pitches to make it through a little over six innings. Pedro Figueroa, who was recalled from Sacramento earlier today for Jim Miller, finished the seventh inning and also pitched the eighth inning, he allowed a hit and a walk. Evan Scribner closed out the game and he did not allow a baserunner.