Boston Finishes Series with Oakland With Extra-Innings Loss

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.