The disappointment just continues for Red Sox fans as their losing streak extended to five after a miserable loss last night. The A’s got off to a very quick start off Felix Doubront (10-6, 4.79) and never really stopped after leadoff man Coco Crisp homered on the fourth pitch Doubront threw. Doubront actually got out of that first without further damage and despite some trouble, pitched his way out of the second, but the third was the big problem.
The A’s started the inning with a single and a double, but Coco Crisp was thrown out at the plate and by the time the A’s got a sustained rally going, there was a man on second and two down. However, they did get a sustained rally going starting when Yoenis Cespedes singled to left, then stole second and third base. Chris Carter followed him up with a walk and they both scored on a double to right for Brandon Inge. The final damage was done when Derek Norris singled him in to increase the lead to 5-0.
That would wind up being Doubront’s last inning as Alfredo Aceves came into the game to pitch a scoreless fourth. However, Aceves ran into a bit of trouble and allowed a run in the fifth. Other than that, though, Aceves was very strong in his three innings of work. In the sixth, the Red Sox got a run when Dustin Pedroia singled in Ryan Lavarnway to make it 6-1– but ultimately that didn’t matter. The A’s got that run back in the seventh on a Chris Carter home run as they basically coasted to a 7-1 win.