Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Brandon Moss hit an RBI single in the bottom of
the ninth and Coco Crisp followed with a game-winning sacrifice fly to lift
the Oakland Athletics over the Boston Red Sox, 3-2, in the middle test of a
Crisp also hit a solo home run as Oakland won its third straight game.
Jerry Blevins (2-0) tossed 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win.
Bartolo Colon returned from the disabled list and allowed two runs -- one
earned -- on five hits and a walk in a six-inning start for the A's. He had
been sidelined since suffering an oblique injury on June 17.
Alfredo Aceves (0-6) gave up the deciding runs for Boston, which lost for the
fourth time in six games.
Aceves' fourth blown save spoiled a strong start by Jon Lester, who yielded
one run on four hits and a walk while striking out nine over 6 2/3 innings.
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