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A's finish comeback
Athletics 5, Red Sox 4
Nick Swisher watches his homer in the third inning off Jon Lester. (Charles Krupa/AP)
 Kielty's RBI single
 Swisher's home run
Bobby Kielty delivered a clutch two-out RBI single in the 11th, as Oakland took advantage of a two-run error by second baseman Mark Loretta in the seventh to beat Boston in the series opener. Huston Street picked up the win in relief with 1 2/3 perfect innings.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: July 13, 2006
OAK
Oakland (46-43)
Won 1
Oakland 5, Boston 4   BOS
Boston (53-34)
Lost 2
July 13, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2   5 13 1
Boston
0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   4 9 1
Standings thru 7/13/06  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C6220004.266
Swisher, 1B5121113.260
Kielty, LF5112102.294
Thomas, DH5021112.242
Payton, RF6020015.283
Crosby, SS5010012.238
Kotsay, CF5020002.248
Ellis, 2B4000103.215
Perez, 3B4110122.102
Totals4551345625 

BATTING
2B: Kendall (11, Tavarez).
HR: Swisher (21, 3rd inning off Lester, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Kendall 3; Swisher 5; Kielty; Thomas 2; Payton 2; Crosby; Kotsay 2; Perez.
RBI: Swisher (53), Kielty 2 (18), Thomas (47).
2-out RBI: Kielty; Thomas.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Payton; Kendall; Ellis.
GIDP: Crosby; Kendall.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kielty (1, 2nd base off Tavarez/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Kendall (4, fielding).
Pickoffs: Calero (Harris at 1st base).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Youkilis, 1B5000110.292
Loretta, 2B5010122.303
Ortiz, DH4120211.281
Ramirez, LF6010005.303
Nixon, RF4111104.310
  1-Harris, PR0000000.159
  Kapler, RF0100100.355
Varitek, C4021200.236
Lowell, 3B6112004.304
Crisp, CF3010211.269
Gonzalez, SS4000115.279
Totals4149411622 


1-Ran for Nixon in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Ortiz (16, Loaiza).
HR: Lowell (12, 2nd inning off Loaiza, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Loretta; Ortiz 3; Ramirez; Nixon; Varitek 2; Lowell 4; Crisp.
RBI: Lowell 2 (48), Nixon (44), Varitek (41).
2-out RBI: Varitek.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nixon 2; Loretta; Gonzalez 4; Ramirez.
Team LOB: 15.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crisp (9, 2nd base off Duchscherer/Kendall), Loretta (3, 2nd base off Loaiza/Kendall).
CS: Harris (3, 2nd base by Calero/Kendall).
PO: Harris (1st base by Calero).

FIELDING
E: Loretta (4, fielding).
DP: 2 (Gonzalez-Loretta-Youkilis, Lowell-Youkilis).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Loaiza 5.06336416.34
Gaudin 0.21001003.89
Halsey 0.10000003.95
Duchscherer 1.00001002.52
Calero 1.11002003.19
Street (W, 3-3)1.20000203.12
Sauerbeck (H, 4)0.10000004.91
Saarloos (S, 2)0.21111005.40
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester 5.05115312.89
Hansen (H, 4)1.12210004.85
Delcarmen (BS, 2)1.20000003.28
Timlin 1.01000002.51
Papelbon 1.02000100.57
Tavarez (L, 1-3)1.03220204.84

Pitches-strikes: Loaiza 107-57, Gaudin 21-12, Halsey 6-3, Duchscherer 27-18, Calero 26-12, Street 21-16, Sauerbeck 6-3, Saarloos 23-16, Lester 103-54, Hansen 28-17, Delcarmen 16-10, Timlin 16-11, Papelbon 18-12, Tavarez 23-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Loaiza 7-4, Gaudin 0-2, Halsey 1-0, Duchscherer 1-2, Calero 1-2, Street 2-1, Sauerbeck 0-1, Saarloos 2-0, Lester 8-4, Hansen 2-2, Delcarmen 3-2, Timlin 2-1, Papelbon 0-2, Tavarez 1-0.
Batters faced: Loaiza 27, Gaudin 4, Halsey 1, Duchscherer 4, Calero 6, Street 5, Sauerbeck 1, Saarloos 4, Lester 23, Hansen 6, Delcarmen 6, Timlin 4, Papelbon 5, Tavarez 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Halsey 2-0, Street 1-0, Delcarmen 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Jerry Meals. 1B: Andy Fletcher. 2B: Mike Reilly. 3B: Jeff Kellogg.
Weather: 77 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, In from CF.
T: 4:23.
Att: 36,141.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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