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Loazia rounding into form
Red Sox shut out
Boston managed just six hits, only five off Oakland starter Esteban Loiaza, as the right-hander pitched seven shutout innings against a lineup missing several regulars. Boston starter Kason Gabbard allowed five runs in 3 1/3 innings to take the loss.
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Athletics 9, Red Sox 0
Bobby Kielty swings for an RBI double in the fourth inning. (Ben Margot/AP)
Series at a glance:
A's take series opener
A's righty Esteban Loaiza improved to 4-0 in August with seven shutout innings against the Red Sox. Loaiza allowed just five hits, striking out four. Bobby Kielty, Frank Thomas, Jay Payton and Adam Melhuse each knocked in two runs for the A's, who had 12 hits off three Boston pitchers. Thomas hit his 476th career homer.
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TODAY'S WRAPS: August 28, 2006
BOS
Boston (71-60)
Lost 4
Oakland 9, Boston 0   OAK
Oakland (75-56)
Won 1
August 28, 2006
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Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 6 0
Oakland
0 0 2 3 0 0 2 2 X   9 12 0
Standings thru 8/28/06  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Athletics Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crisp, CF5010013.263
Cora, SS4010022.270
Loretta, DH3000001.302
Youkilis, LF4010014.287
Hinske, RF4010002.252
Lowell, 3B4000002.287
Lopez, Jy, C3010101.257
Pena, 1B2000201.000
Pedroia, 2B4010003.136
Totals330603419 

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (35, Loaiza).
TB: Crisp; Cora; Youkilis 2; Hinske; Lopez, Jy; Pedroia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lopez, Jy; Youkilis 2; Lowell; Crisp.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Cora-Pena, Cora-Pedroia-Pena).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Kendall, C4110101.292
Kielty, LF4332101.283
Bradley, RF5010004.270
Thomas, DH1112300.265
  a-Melhuse, PH-DH1112000.216
Payton, CF4012002.292
Chavez, 3B3000122.239
Swisher, 1B4121003.250
Scutaro, SS4010011.245
Ellis, 2B3210102.230
Totals3391297316 

a-Homered for Thomas in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Kielty (15, Gabbard), Payton (23, Gabbard), Scutaro (17, Foulke).
HR: Thomas (28, 7th inning off Foulke, 0 on, 0 out), Swisher (28, 7th inning off Foulke, 0 on, 2 out), Melhuse (4, 8th inning off Foulke, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Kendall; Kielty 4; Bradley; Thomas 4; Melhuse 4; Payton 2; Swisher 5; Scutaro 2; Ellis.
RBI: Kielty 2 (29), Payton 2 (51), Thomas 2 (78), Swisher (77), Melhuse 2 (16).
2-out RBI: Payton; Swisher; Melhuse 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Payton; Swisher 2; Chavez; Ellis.
SF: Payton.
GIDP: Bradley.
Team LOB: 8.

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gabbard (L, 0-3)3.16555106.35
Corey 2.21002202.86
Foulke 2.05440035.63
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Loaiza (W, 8-7)7.05001404.82
Kennedy 1.01000001.42
Gaudin 1.00002002.68

Balk: Gabbard.
HBP: Loretta (by Loaiza).
Pitches-strikes: Gabbard 86-45, Corey 42-25, Foulke 34-24, Loaiza 111-77, Kennedy 15-13, Gaudin 18-6.
Ground outs-fly outs: Gabbard 4-5, Corey 3-3, Foulke 2-4, Loaiza 6-11, Kennedy 1-2, Gaudin 1-2.
Batters faced: Gabbard 21, Corey 9, Foulke 11, Loaiza 28, Kennedy 4, Gaudin 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Corey 3-2.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Paul Schrieber. 2B: Doug Eddings. 3B: Dana DeMuth.
Weather: 60 degrees, clear.
Wind: 14 mph, L to R.
T: 2:59.
Att: 30,159.

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