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A's bake Sox in Beantown
A's roll in romp vs. Red Sox
Mark Ellis knocked in five runs, including a two-run homer and a two-run double, and Milton Bradley had three RBIs in a win over the Red Sox. The A's tallied 16 hits, battering starter Josh Beckett and the Boston bullpen, and Barry Zito held the Red Sox to two runs in five-plus innings.
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 Ellis' two-run homer
 Bradley's two-run double
Athletics 15, Red Sox 3
Mark Ellis hits a two-run double in the eighth for his fifth RBI of the game. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Series at a glance:
Beckett knocked out by A's
Josh Beckett exited after 4 1/3 innings, giving up seven earned runs on eight hits and four walks. Relievers Javier Lopez and Julian Tavarez didn't fare any better, combining to give up eight runs. Coco Crisp and Kevin Youkilis each knocked in a run in the sixth, but the rally stopped there.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: July 14, 2006
OAK
Oakland (47-43)
Won 2
Oakland 15, Boston 3   BOS
Boston (53-35)
Lost 3
July 14, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
1 0 1 2 3 0 0 8 0   15 16 1
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0   3 9 2
Standings thru 7/14/06  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C5110113.265
Swisher, 1B5221110.263
Kotsay, CF5232112.254
Thomas, DH4111113.242
  1-Kielty, PR-DH0000000.294
Payton, LF6121026.284
Crosby, SS3200302.235
Bradley, RF5343100.242
Ellis, 2B6235003.223
Perez, 3B6100034.092
Totals451516138923 


1-Ran for Thomas in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Bradley (1, Beckett), Ellis (10, Lopez, J), Swisher (14, Tavarez), Kotsay (15, Tavarez).
HR: Ellis (4, 4th inning off Beckett, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Kendall; Swisher 3; Kotsay 4; Thomas; Payton 2; Bradley 5; Ellis 7.
RBI: Payton (33), Thomas (48), Ellis 5 (18), Bradley 3 (11), Swisher (54), Kotsay 2 (32).
2-out RBI: Payton; Thomas; Bradley; Ellis 2; Swisher; Kotsay 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby; Kotsay; Kendall; Payton.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kotsay (4, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Swisher (4, fielding).
DP: (Crosby-Ellis-Swisher).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Youkilis, 1B3011102.292
Loretta, 2B2000201.302
  a-Cora, PH-2B1000011.297
Ortiz, DH4000005.278
Ramirez, LF3000102.300
  Mirabelli, C1010000.186
Lowell, 3B5000024.300
Varitek, C3120100.241
  Harris, LF1000000.156
Kapler, RF4120002.371
Crisp, CF4121013.274
Gonzalez, SS3011014.280
Totals343935524 

a-Struck out for Loretta in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Kapler (3, Zito), Youkilis (23, Flores).
3B: Crisp (2, Flores).
TB: Youkilis 2; Mirabelli; Varitek 2; Kapler 3; Crisp 4; Gonzalez.
RBI: Crisp (15), Youkilis (44), Gonzalez (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gonzalez; Lowell 2; Youkilis; Ortiz 2.
SF: Youkilis; Gonzalez.
GIDP: Lowell.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
E: Gonzalez (3, fielding), Tavarez (1, missed catch).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Zito (W, 9-6)5.06224303.30
Saarloos 2.00001105.26
Flores 2.03110103.54
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (L, 11-5)4.18774315.12
Breslow 1.21000200.00
Seanez 1.00002104.72
Lopez, J 0.23501104.91
Tavarez 1.14301204.71

Zito pitched to 3 batters in the 6th.

WP: Zito.
HBP: Ortiz (by Zito), Thomas (by Breslow).
Pitches-strikes: Zito 106-60, Saarloos 32-21, Flores 31-21, Beckett 94-57, Breslow 31-17, Seanez 20-9, Lopez, J 25-15, Tavarez 40-24.
Ground outs-fly outs: Zito 5-7, Saarloos 2-3, Flores 3-2, Beckett 3-7, Breslow 2-1, Seanez 1-1, Lopez, J 1-0, Tavarez 0-2.
Batters faced: Zito 26, Saarloos 8, Flores 8, Beckett 25, Breslow 7, Seanez 5, Lopez, J 7, Tavarez 10.
Inherited runners-scored: Saarloos 2-1, Breslow 1-1, Tavarez 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 85 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:40.
Att: 36,319.

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