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Offense stymied
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Red Sox 5, Athletics 0
Rich Harden tossed 25 pitches in the first inning. (Ben Margot/AP)
Rich Harden tossed five shutout innings and recorded six strikeouts, but the righty was forced to the bench after allowing just four hits and tossing 86 pitches over five frames. Oakland's offense struggled mightily in the finale vs. Boston, mustering just four hits.
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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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