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Sox carry Beckett to six
Piazza hurt in loss
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.
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 Johnson's RBI single
Red Sox 6, Athletics 4
Josh Beckett retired the first 12 batters he faced on Wednesday night. (Charles Krupa/AP)
Series at a glance:
Beckett perfect for '07
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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 Ian Browne on Okajima's emergence
 Crisp's diving catch
 Beckett's strong start
 Lugo's RBI single
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 02, 2007
NYY
TEX
PPD
OAK
Oakland (13-14)
Lost 1
Boston 6, Oakland 4   BOS
Boston (17-9)
Won 1
May 2, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Oakland
0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 1   4 8 2
Boston
0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 X   6 13 0
Standings thru 5/2/07  |  Gameday  |  Athletics Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Stewart, LF4110111.243
Ellis, 2B4000033.244
Chavez, 3B3000101.250
Piazza, DH3120000.282
  a-Swisher, PH-DH1000001.261
Johnson, 1B4121010.333
Crosby, SS4110014.227
Putnam, RF4000023.150
Kendall, C4012011.184
Langerhans, CF2000101.062
  b-Walker, PH1011000.250
Totals344843915 

a-Grounded into a double play for Piazza in the 8th. b-Singled for Langerhans in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Johnson (2, Beckett).
TB: Stewart; Piazza 2; Johnson 3; Crosby; Kendall; Walker.
RBI: Kendall 2 (7), Johnson (5), Walker (4).
2-out RBI: Kendall 2; Johnson; Walker.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crosby; Ellis.
GIDP: Swisher.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
E: Langerhans (1, fielding), Putnam (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Langerhans (Ortiz at home).
DP: (Ellis-Crosby-Johnson).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS3112101.245
Youkilis, 1B2110200.293
Ortiz, DH4021103.310
Ramirez, LF4020113.227
Drew, RF5011016.274
Lowell, 3B5110013.309
Varitek, C4120001.240
Crisp, CF4220001.250
Cora, 2B4012004.345
Totals3561365322 

BATTING
2B: Ortiz (9, Gaudin), Crisp (4, Marshall).
TB: Lugo; Youkilis; Ortiz 3; Ramirez 2; Drew; Lowell; Varitek 2; Crisp 3; Cora.
RBI: Ortiz (23), Lugo 2 (11), Cora 2 (9), Drew (9).
2-out RBI: Lugo; Cora.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez; Cora; Lowell 3; Ortiz; Drew 2; Lugo.
SF: Lugo.
GIDP: Drew.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lowell (2, 2nd base off Calero/Kendall), Lugo (9, 2nd base off Gaudin/Kendall).

FIELDING
DP: (Lowell-Cora-Youkilis).

 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Gaudin 5.08322202.70
Marshall (BS, 1)(L, 1-1)0.21111005.25
Calero 1.01111006.94
Embree 1.13111104.15
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 6-0)7.06332702.72
Okajima (H, 7)1.00001100.61
Timlin (S, 1)1.02110106.23

Gaudin pitched to 1 batter in the 6th.

Balk: Gaudin.
HBP: Youkilis (by Marshall).
Pitches-strikes: Gaudin 89-51, Marshall 23-10, Calero 17-8, Embree 28-19, Beckett 103-65, Okajima 20-11, Timlin 19-15.
Ground outs-fly outs: Gaudin 8-5, Marshall 1-1, Calero 1-2, Embree 1-1, Beckett 8-6, Okajima 2-0, Timlin 1-1.
Batters faced: Gaudin 25, Marshall 5, Calero 5, Embree 7, Beckett 29, Okajima 3, Timlin 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Marshall 1-1, Calero 2-0, Embree 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Larry Vanover. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Tom Hallion. 3B: Charlie Reliford.
Weather: 64 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 3:11.
Att: 37,006.

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