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A's roll in romp vs. Red Sox
Athletics 15, Red Sox 3
Barry Zito delivers a pitch during the first inning Friday. (Charles Krupa/AP)
 Ellis' two-run homer
 Bradley's two-run double
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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Series at a glance:
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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