Chad Gaudin went five-plus innings, allowing five hits, and the defense made three errors, leading to a loss to Boston. Even worse, the A's lost the services of DH Mike Piazza, who injured his shoulder in a collision and will be out four to six weeks.
Josh Beckett remains unbeaten (6-0) on the season after holding the visiting Athletics hitless until the fifth inning. He was backed by a 13-hit barrage that included multi-RBI performances by Julio Lugo and Alex Cora.
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