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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
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11th
ROC 6
DUR 2
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
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DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
SYR
DUR
 
8th
TEX 1
CLE 12
 
8th
COL 6
CIN 1
 
7th
MIA 2
PIT 1
 
6th
CWS 3
TOR 0
 
5th
KAN 1
NYY 4
 
6th
BOS 4
MIN 5
 
6th
PHI 0
NYM 6
 
6th
SEA 0
TAM 0
 
3rd
SFG 0
MIL 0
 
3:35pm Today
DET
OAK
4:35pm Today
HOU
BAL
8:05pm Tonight
WAS
CHC
8:15pm Tonight
ARI
STL
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
10:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
1:05pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
4:35pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
8:05pm Thursday
BOS
TEX
 
10:05pm Thursday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Thursday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Thursday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Thursday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Thursday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Friday
KAN
CHC
 
7:05pm Friday
COL
PHI
 
7:05pm Friday
TAM
BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Friday
WAS
CIN
 
8:05pm Friday
BOS
TEX
 
8:10pm Friday
ARI
MIL
 
8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
TOR
MIN
 
8:15pm Friday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Friday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Friday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Friday
ATL
SFG
 
2:10pm Saturday
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
COL
PHI
 
4:05pm Saturday
TAM
BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Saturday
MIA
NYM
 
4:10pm Saturday
WAS
CIN
 
7:15pm Saturday
BOS
TEX
 
7:15pm Saturday
KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Saturday
ATL
SFG
 
10:05pm Saturday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Saturday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
PIT
SDP
 
1:10pm Sunday
MIA
NYM
 
1:10pm Sunday
WAS
CIN
 
1:35pm Sunday
COL
PHI
 
1:35pm Sunday
TAM
BAL
 
2:10pm Sunday
ARI
MIL
 
2:10pm Sunday
CWS
HOU
 
2:10pm Sunday
TOR
MIN
 
2:15pm Sunday
LOS
STL
 
2:20pm Sunday
KAN
CHC
 
3:05pm Sunday
BOS
TEX
 
4:05pm Sunday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Sunday
NYY
OAK
 
4:10pm Sunday
CLE
SEA
 
8:05pm Sunday
DET
ANA
 
9:10pm Sunday
PIT
SDP
 
9:00pm Tonight
HOU
GSW
9:00pm Friday
GSW
HOU
 
9:00pm Sunday
HOU
GSW
 
8:00pm Tonight
ANA
CHI
8:00pm Friday
TAM
NYR
 
8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
12:00pm Friday
AUBURN
CHARLESTON
 
1:00pm Friday
CALIFORNIA
CCAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
COLUMBIA
ECAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
ORALROBRTS
ARKANSAS
 
1:00pm Friday
OREGON
IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
SFLORIDA
FAU
 
1:00pm Friday
WRIGHTST
NOTREDAME
 
2:00pm Friday
MICHIGAN
BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
TEXAS
OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
INDIANA
RADFORD
 
3:30pm Friday
ULLAFAYETE
RICE
 
4:00pm Friday
LEHIGH
LSU
 
6:00pm Friday
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
6:00pm Friday
CLEMSON
ARIZONAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MERCER
FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MOREHEADST
LOUISVILLE
 
6:00pm Friday
VIRGINIA
USC
 
7:00pm Friday
FIU
MIAFLA
 
7:00pm Friday
FLAAM
FLORIDA
 
7:00pm Friday
MARYLAND
MISS
 
7:00pm Friday
SACREDHART
TCU
 
7:00pm Friday
STJOHNS
OKLAHOMAST
 
7:00pm Friday
TSOUTHERN
TEXASAM
 
7:00pm Friday
VCU
DALLASBAPT
 
8:00pm Friday
HSTNBAPT
HOUSTON
 
8:00pm Friday
LIPSCOMB
VANDERBILT
 
8:00pm Friday
OHIO
ILLINOIS
 
8:00pm Friday
TULANE
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Friday
PEPPERDINE
FULLERTON
 
10:00pm Friday
SANDIEGOST
CSANTABAR
 
11:00pm Friday
CSBAKER
UCLA
 
11th
ROC 6
DUR 2
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR
 
5:05pm Sunday
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DUR