Boston Finishes Series with Oakland With Extra-Innings Loss

Jackie Bradley Jr. faces off against Athletics pitcher Abad in the 7th inning.

Jackie Bradley Jr. faces off against Athletics pitcher Abad in the 7th inning.

Peter Davis

May 06, 2014

The Red Sox narrowly missed sweeping their three-game series with the Athletics on Sunday by losing 3-2.

Jed Lowrie (a former Sox player) managed to get a double off pitcher Chris Capuano with two outs in the 10th inning. At this point, the Sox had managed to keep the game tied at 2-2 following A.J. Pierzynski‘s solo home run in the bottom of the 7th inning. Lowrie was pushed to third base with two straight walks.

The Sox changed pitchers, but a slow roller down the third base line by Yoenis Cespedes pulled the Athletics ahead 3-2 as he beat out the throw to first.

The Sox tried to rally in the bottom of the 10th with a Will Middlebrooks double, but he was thrown out at third following a Jackie Bradley Jr. single. The game ended with Dustin Pedroia hitting into a double play.

The other two games of the series both were Red Sox wins, Friday May 02 ending 7-1 and Saturday May 03 ending 6-3.

The Red Sox will begin their road trip today with the first of a two game series with the Cincinnati Reds. If their luck changes, they’ll be able to bring their record back to .500.