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Ortiz prevents no-no
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Athletics 3, Red Sox 0
Josh Beckett allowed two runs and fanned nine in seven innings. (Dino Vournas/AP)
Less than a week after Jon Lester's no-hitter, the Sox almost had it done to them, limited to David Ortiz's seven-inning single as Oakland's Justin Duchscherer throttled them over eight brilliant innings.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (31-21)
Lost 2
Oakland 3, Boston 0   OAK
Oakland (27-23)
Won 3
May 24, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 1 0
Oakland
0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 X   3 9 0
Standings thru 5/24/08  |  Recap: BOS | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Athletics stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, LF4000001.289
Pedroia, 2B4000000.295
Ortiz, DH3010000.246
Youkilis, 1B3000001.312
Lowell, 3B3000001.278
Drew, RF3000010.283
Varitek, C2000010.290
Crisp, CF3000021.287
Cora, SS3000011.360
Totals28010055 

BATTING
TB: Ortiz.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
DP: (Varitek-Cora).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Hannahan, 3B4000023.217
Crosby, SS4020010.272
Cust, LF3000032.252
  Davis, CF1110000.200
Thomas, DH3010111.248
  1-Petit, PR-DH0000000.333
Sweeney, M, 1B4121001.309
Sweeney, R, CF-RF3111012.295
Brown, E, RF-LF4001002.249
Ellis, 2B3010010.244
Suzuki, C3010002.241
Totals323931913 


1-Ran for Thomas in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Sweeney, M (7, Beckett).
HR: Sweeney, R (2, 7th inning off Beckett, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Crosby 2; Davis; Thomas; Sweeney, M 3; Sweeney, R 4; Ellis; Suzuki.
RBI: Brown, E (36), Sweeney, R (22), Sweeney, M (11).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hannahan; Brown, E.
S: Sweeney, R.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Davis (8, 2nd base off Delcarmen/Varitek).
CS: Crosby (3, 2nd base by Beckett/Varitek).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (L, 5-4)7.07220914.43
Delcarmen 1.02111005.59
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Duchscherer (W, 4-3)8.01000402.16
Street (S, 10)1.00000104.03

HBP: Varitek (by Duchscherer).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 107-76, Delcarmen 22-13, Duchscherer 101-67, Street 14-11.
Ground outs-fly outs: Beckett 4-7, Delcarmen 2-1, Duchscherer 4-16, Street 2-0.
Batters faced: Beckett 28, Delcarmen 6, Duchscherer 26, Street 3.
Umpires: HP: Jim Joyce. 1B: Jeff Nelson. 2B: Adrian Johnson. 3B: Tim Tschida.
Weather: 56 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 10 mph, Out to CF.
T: 2:17.
Att: 33,468.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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