Mike Lowell is congratulated after his solo shot in the second inning. (Charles Krupa/AP)
By Howard Kussoy / MLB.com
Mark Loretta's two-run error allowed Oakland to tie the game in the seventh, and Julian Tavarez gave up two runs in the 11th as Boston fell in extra innings. Jon Lester was impressive in the start, allowing only one run on five hits over five innings.
The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions.