Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Daniel Nava had a pinch-hit RBI single which
proved to be the eventual game-winner as part of a three-run fifth inning, and
the Boston Red Sox survived with a 6-5 win over the Oakland Athletics to take
the three-game series at Fenway Park.
David Ortiz and Shane Victorino also drove in runs in the decisive fifth
frame for Boston, which responded well after dropping last night's contest,
13-0. Stephen Drew added two RBI.
Jon Lester (4-0) remained perfect on the season despite walking six batters in
5 2/3 innings of work. He also allowed three runs and struck out five.
Oakland was paced by Chris Young, who hit home runs and drove in four of the
team's five runs. Jed Lowrie went 3-for-5 with a run scored while Josh
Donaldson had two hits and an RBI.
Brett Anderson (1-4) lasted just four innings, yielding six runs and eight
hits while striking out five.
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