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Boston Downed 20-2 By Oakland - Aaron Cook Takes Loss

Boston Downed 20-2 By Oakland - Aaron Cook Takes Loss

George Kottaras swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 5 runs as his Athletics defeated Boston 20-2 at O.co Coliseum.

Oakland was favored by -169 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 7.5.

Brandon McCarthy earned the victory for the Athletics, throwing 6 1/3 innings of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 8 hits and 2 earned runs. That effort was supported by 5 RBIs from George Kottaras in the win.

Boston's starting pitcher Aaron Cook worked 2 2/3 innings, giving up 7 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Dustin Pedroia in a losing cause.

Oakland outhit their counterparts 19-9 in the game.