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Righty dominates
Athletics 5, Red Sox 1
Emil Brown follows the flight of his three-run homer. (Issei Kato/AP)
 Denorfia's RBI single
 Fiorentino's RBI single
 Brown's three-run homer
 Hannahan's diving catch
Rich Harden turned in a six-inning gem, allowing just one run on three hits while recording nine strikeouts. Chris Denorfia hit an RBI single in the second, and Emil Brown launched a three-run homer in the third.
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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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