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Oakland Tops Boston 4-2 - Recap

Oakland got 6 2/3 innings of work from Brandon McCarthy en route to a 4-2 victory over Boston on Wednesday at Fenway Park.

Bettors who backed the Athletics were rewarded as +145 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.

Oakland got 6 2/3 innings from Brandon McCarthy, who gave up 1 earned run on 5 hits, while striking out 4. He earned the victory, while the Athletics got 2 RBIs from Seth Smith in the win.

Boston got a 5 1/3-inning outing from Daniel Bard in the loss. He gave up 4 earned runs, 2 walks and 8 hits in his time on the mound, while David Ortiz had 2 hits in the loss for the Red Sox.

The battle of the bats favored Oakland as they had 9 hits, while Boston only had 8.

Brian Fuentes pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.

Oakland heads into a battle against Tampa Bay. Boston, meanwhile, will have their next action against Baltimore.