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Lester shines
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Red Sox 5, Athletics 0
Jon Lester allowed two hits over 6 2/3 innings. (Robert Galbraith/AP)
After seeing some early scoring opportunities go by the board, slugger David Ortiz belted a two-run homer in the seventh. Boston added two more runs in the eighth to make a winner out of lefty Jon Lester, who allowed just three hits over 6 2/3 frames.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (3-1)
Won 2
Boston 5, Oakland 0   OAK
Oakland (1-3)
Lost 2
April 2, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1   5 13 0
Oakland
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
Standings thru 4/2/08  |  Recap: BOS | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Athletics stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Pedroia, 2B 5 0 2 1 0 1 5 .250
Youkilis, 1B 4 1 2 1 1 1 1 .400
Ortiz, D, DH 4 1 2 2 1 2 3 .133
Ramirez, M, LF 4 0 0 0 1 2 8 .235
  Ellsbury, LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .222
Lowell, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .188
Drew, J, RF 5 0 1 0 0 2 4 .200
Varitek, C 4 2 2 1 1 0 1 .250
Crisp, CF 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 .333
Cora, SS 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 1.000
Totals 37 5 13 5 5 9 26  

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (1, Embree).
HR: Ortiz, D (1, 7th inning off Embree, 1 on, 0 out), Varitek (1, 9th inning off Street, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ortiz, D 5; Youkilis 3; Crisp 2; Varitek 5; Drew, J; Pedroia 2; Cora 2.
RBI: Ortiz, D 2 (2), Pedroia (1), Youkilis (1), Varitek (2).
2-out RBI: Varitek.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Drew, J 2; Ramirez, M; Pedroia 2.
GIDP: Ramirez, M.
Team RISP: 4-for-11.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
CS: Lowell (1, 2nd base by Brown, A/Suzuki, K).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Drew, J (Sweeney, M at 1st base).
DP: 3 (Cora-Pedroia-Youkilis 2, Drew, J-Youkilis).

 
Oakland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellis, M, 2B 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 .071
Barton, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .077
Sweeney, M, DH 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250
Cust, LF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .100
Brown, E, RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .214
Crosby, SS 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 .286
Suzuki, K, C 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 .357
Hannahan, 3B 3 0 1 0 0 2 1 .286
Denorfia, CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
  a-Johnson, D, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
  Sweeney, R, CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Totals 28 0 4 0 3 5 11  

a-Grounded out for Denorfia in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Barton (1, Lester).
TB: Brown, E; Barton 2; Suzuki, K; Hannahan.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cust; Ellis, M.
GIDP: Suzuki, K, Denorfia.
Team RISP: 0-for-3.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Ellis, M-Barton, Suzuki, K-Crosby-Barton, Crosby-Ellis, M-Barton).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (W, 1-1) 6.2 3 0 0 3 3 0 3.38
Corey (H, 1) 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.70
Delcarmen 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
 
Oakland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Harden 5.0 4 0 0 4 6 0 0.82
Brown, A 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
Embree (L, 0-1) 1.1 2 2 2 0 1 1 4.91
DiNardo 0.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 54.00
Casilla, S 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Street 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 13.50

DiNardo pitched to 4 batters in the 8th.

HBP: Lowell (by Brown, A), Cora (by Embree).
Pitches-strikes: Lester 94-53, Corey 26-16, Delcarmen 15-9, Harden 86-53, Brown, A 15-7, Embree 19-12, DiNardo 16-12, Casilla, S 12-7, Street 20-10.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lester 6-4, Corey 1-0, Delcarmen 2-1, Harden 2-3, Brown, A 0-0, Embree 1-1, DiNardo 0-0, Casilla, S 1-0, Street 0-0.
Batters faced: Lester 23, Corey 5, Delcarmen 3, Harden 22, Brown, A 4, Embree 7, DiNardo 4, Casilla, S 3, Street 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Corey 1-0, Embree 2-0, Casilla, S 3-1.
Umpires: HP: Paul Schrieber. 1B: Rob Drake. 2B: Brian Knight. 3B: Wally Bell.
Weather: 55 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 3 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:00.
Att: 21,625.
Venue: McAfee Coliseum.
April 2, 2008
April 2, 2008

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