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American League Preview from The Sports Network



Saturday, May 3rd (All times Eastern)

Oakland Athletics (18-11) at Boston Red Sox (14-16), 1:35 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Oakland - Tommy Milone (0-2, 4.56) Boston - Jon Lester (2-4, 3.10)

(SportsNetwork.com) - The Boston Red Sox are only 2-4 when Jon Lester pitches this season. They hope to improve those results Saturday against the Oakland Athletics at Fenway Park.

Lester is 2-4 with a 3.10 earned run average in six trips to the mound and has dropped back-to-back starts after a personal two-game winning streak. He gave up four runs in seven innings of a 7-1 loss at Toronto on Sunday, one outing after allowing eight runs -- three earned -- in 4 2/3 frames April 22 versus the Yankees.

The left-handed Lester has been reached for at least two runs in each of his losses and is winless (0-2) at home. In 12 career starts against Oakland, Lester has a 4-4 mark to go with a 4.21 ERA.

Lester hopes to get the same run support Clay Buchholz did in Friday's 7-1 win over the A's in the series opener. Buchholz fired 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball, struck out five and walked three batters to even his mark at 2-2.

"This is a good hitting team (Buchholz) was able to slow down with some off- speed pitches," said Red Sox manager John Farrell. "A solid outing again tonight."

Dustin Pedroia's 100th career home run was a good one, as he belted a grand slam in the sixth inning and finished with two hits and two RBI. His slam was confirmed after an umpire review. Pedroia and Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski are the only players in team lore with at least 100 homers and 100 stolen bases.

Mike Napoli, A.J. Pierzynski and Jackie Bradley Jr. each drove in a run for Boston, which had lost two in a row and three of four games. David Ortiz was 1-for-5 and has played in 1,997 regular season games in his career.

The Athletics had won the last three games and fell to 5-3 on a 10-game road trip with last night's loss at Fenway Park. A's starter Dan Straily was dealt the loss for allowing two runs in 4 1/3 innings, Dan Otero gave up three runs and Ryan Cook surrendered Pedroia's grand slam.

A's manager Bob Melvin challenged to see if the ball was interfered with by a fan before clearing the Green Monster in left field, but the call was upheld.

"Usually one swing will break open a game like that," said Melvin. "That was the big key to the game."

John Jaso had a team-high two hits for Oakland, which had scored four or more runs in six of the last seven games and posted 12 in Wednesday's win at Texas. The A's totaled 25 runs in the three-game series with the Rangers.

Oakland will send Tommy Milone to the Fenway Park mound Saturday and he lost his last time out on Sunday in a 5-1 loss at Houston. The Astros touched Milone for four runs in 6 2/3 innings, dropping him to 0-2 in four starts and raising his ERA from 4.24 to 4.56.

Milone allowed four runs to the Astros after giving up five in his previous two trips to the rubber. He is 0-2 in three road assignments and lost his only appearance to the Red Sox on April 30, 2012 in an 11-6 defeat.

The left-hander was tagged for eight runs (7 earned) and eight hits in 4 2/3 innings at Fenway Park.

Boston split six games with the A's last season.

05/03 11:30:25 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
PHI 91
CHA 109
Final
PHI 91
CHA 109
Final
ORL 94
UTA 101
Final
CLE 95
BRK 91
Final
BOS 114
MIN 98
Final
DET 100
TOR 110
Final
MIA 103
WAS 105
Final
MEM 97
CHI 103
2nd OT
SAN 112
POR 112
 
4th
DEN 82
LAC 77
 
1st
LAL 22
OKC 17
 
Final
YOUNG 92
WILB 71
 
Final
TULA 56
JST 49
 
Final
RAD 76
SIENA 66
 
Final
BUCK 88
CASEWEST 65
 
Final
LIB 94
CPNC 65
 
Final
SCAR 68
CLEM 45
Final
CMICH 97
CONC 60
 
Final
MIAMI 44
EKENT 72
Final
GWEBB 91
HIWASSEE 71
 
Final
ODU 60
MDES 43
 
Final
BUF 88
NIAG 62
 
Final
KSU 71
NCAT 57
 
Final
FAM 65
UNF 83
 
Final
NORST 81
NARZ 62
 
Final
DART 58
NILL 55
 
Final
MORE 60
NKENTUCKY 83
 
Final
UCSB 69
SDCHR 46
 
Final
STJ 53
GAELS 47
Final
ALA 69
STILL 49
 
Final
HAMP 66
TENST 54
 
Final
TENN 61
TENT 58
Final
WMARY 86
WSHMD 46
 
Final
MERC 67
COOK 46
 
Final
FLGC 83
FUR 78
 
Final
CALST 49
SDKST 53
 
Final
MTST 68
CHAT 58
Final
NDAK 78
DICKINSON 48
 
Final
LAMON 76
LSUALEX 71
 
Final
PRIN 77
LIP 55
 
Final
LAM 80
MLGN 53
 
Final
MINN 92
SEAT 57
 
Final
LOYC 73
SUTAH 57
 
Final
SELA 81
WINT 71
 
Final
SILL 52
NO 56
 
Final
MARQ 83
ALAAM 49
 
Final
TTU 72
ARKPB 51
 
Final
DEN 84
COLST 85
 
Final
CREI 75
TXPA 60
 
Half
CAL 37
EWASH 26
 
Half
UTST 30
IDST 24
 
11:00pm Tonight
UTEP
ARZ
11:59pm Tonight
CHAM
HAW
 
Final
NJD 3
TAM 2
Final
OTT 6
ANA 2
Final
DET 1
NYI 2
Final
WIN 2
BOS 1
3rd
CAL 1
DAL 2