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Offense held at bay
Athletics 5, Red Sox 1
Jon Lester tossed 83 pitches in his first start of the season. (Issei Kato/AP)
 Ramirez's homer
Manny Ramirez drilled a solo home run to left field in the sixth inning, but that was the only offense the Red Sox could muster. Jon Lester lasted just four innings, yielding four runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (1-1)
Lost 1
Oakland 5, Boston 1   OAK
Oakland (1-1)
Won 1
March 26, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0   1 5 0
Oakland
0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 X   5 9 1
Standings thru 3/26/08  |  Recap: BOS | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Athletics stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pedroia, 2B4000012.250
Youkilis, 1B3000100.143
Ortiz, DH3000113.000
Ramirez, LF4111032.333
Lowell, 3B4020000.375
Moss, RF3000031.250
  a-Casey, PH1000001.000
Varitek, C4000031.000
Crisp, CF3010020.333
Lugo, SS2010101.500
Totals3115131311 

a-Grounded into a double play for Moss in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Crisp (1, Casilla).
HR: Ramirez (1, 6th inning off Harden, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ramirez 4; Lowell 2; Crisp 2; Lugo.
RBI: Ramirez (5).
2-out RBI: Ramirez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz; Lugo; Ramirez.
GIDP: Pedroia; Casey.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lugo (1, 2nd base off Harden/Suzuki).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Buck, RF5000015.000
Ellis, 2B3100110.143
Barton, 1B3000111.000
Sweeney, M, DH4120001.500
Brown, E, LF4113001.250
Crosby, SS4110010.333
Hannahan, 3B4010021.375
Suzuki, C3120101.375
Denorfia, CF2011010.500
  a-Cust, PH0000100.000
  1-Fiorentino, PR-CF10110001.000
Totals335954710 

a-Walked for Denorfia in the 6th.
1-Ran for Cust in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Crosby (1, Lester), Suzuki 2 (2, Aardsma, Corey).
HR: Brown, E (1, 3rd inning off Lester, 2 on, 1 out).
TB: Sweeney, M 2; Brown, E 4; Crosby 2; Hannahan; Suzuki 4; Denorfia; Fiorentino.
RBI: Denorfia (1), Brown, E 3 (4), Fiorentino (1).
2-out RBI: Denorfia; Fiorentino.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Buck 2.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Crosby (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Crosby-Ellis-Barton, Ellis-Crosby-Barton).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester (L, 0-1)4.05443419.00
Aardsma 1.21000300.00
Lopez 0.10001000.00
Delcarmen 1.01000000.00
Corey 1.02110004.50
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Harden (W, 1-0)6.03113911.50
Casilla (H, 1)1.01000200.00
Foulke (H, 2)1.00000100.00
Embree 1.01000100.00

WP: Foulke.
Pitches-strikes: Lester 83-47, Aardsma 20-14, Lopez 10-4, Delcarmen 18-11, Corey 14-12, Harden 95-60, Casilla 17-12, Foulke 15-10, Embree 12-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lester 3-5, Aardsma 2-0, Lopez 0-1, Delcarmen 2-1, Corey 1-2, Harden 3-6, Casilla 1-0, Foulke 0-2, Embree 2-0.
Batters faced: Lester 20, Aardsma 6, Lopez 2, Delcarmen 4, Corey 5, Harden 23, Casilla 4, Foulke 4, Embree 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Lopez 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Hunter Wendelstedt. 1B: Tim Timmons. 2B: Paul Nauert. 3B: Rick Reed.
Weather: 68 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:51.
Att: 44,735.

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