A’s drop Red Sox to 2-6
April 15, 2009
OAKLAND ” Travis Buck barely beat out an infield single with the bases loaded and two outs in the 12th inning, scoring pinch-runner Rajai Davis to end the Oakland Athletics’ 6-5 victory over the struggling Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night.
Sean Gallagher (1-0) pitched the 12th inning for the A’s in their second straight win over the Red Sox, who dropped to 2-6 in their worst start since 1996.
Jason Giambi led off the 12th with a walk from Javier Lopez (0-1) and advanced to second on a groundout by Matt Holliday, who hit a two-run double nearly four hours earlier. Lopez then walked Jack Cust and Bobby Crosby to load the bases.
Kurt Suzuki struck out, but Buck chopped a high grounder over the mound and sprinted to first, beating Dustin Pedroia’s throw by an instant.