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Oakland Falls 5-3 Against Boston - Game Recap

Oakland dropped a 5-3 decision at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on Wednesday as Boston legged out a win behind winning pitcher Clay Buchholz.

Boston won as a +100 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 7.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Boston got 5 1/3 innings from Clay Buchholz, who gave up 1 earned run on 6 hits, while striking out 2. He earned the victory, while the Red Sox got 2 RBIs from Jed Lowrie in the win.

Oakland's starting pitcher Gio Gonzalez worked 6 innings, giving up 8 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 9 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Coco Crisp in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 12 hits, while Boston only had 10.

Jonathan Papelbon pitched the final 1 1/3 innings for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.

Boston heads into a battle against Los Angeles. Oakland, meanwhile, will have their next action against Seattle.