|BOSTON ( )|
OAKLAND ( CHAVEZ )
|921||BOSTON||+130||Ov 8,-115||+130||Ov 7.5,-120|
|922||OAKLAND||-140||Un 8,-105||-140||Un 7.5,+100|
|vs Right-handed Starters||21-27||-10.2||17-30||3.6||0.240||0.308||3.9||0.260||0.315|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.4||0-7||2.0||0.194||0.254||2.3||0.185||0.257|
|vs Right-handed Starters||28-21||+0.8||23-23||5.1||0.254||0.336||3.5||0.228||0.289|
|Past 7 Games||6-1||+4.3||3-4||6.4||0.312||0.390||4.7||0.224||0.278|
|6/7/2014||LESTER(L)||@ DETROIT||SCHERZER(R)||6-8||L||115||7.5 un||O||15||10||0||16||9||0|
|6/8/2014||LACKEY(R)||@ DETROIT||SANCHEZ(R)||5-3||W||115||7.5 ev||O||11||10||1||7||4||1|
|6/9/2014||PEAVY(R)||@ BALTIMORE||NORRIS(R)||0-4||L||-105||8.5 un||U||3||5||0||8||4||0|
|6/10/2014||WORKMAN(R)||@ BALTIMORE||TILLMAN(R)||1-0||W||110||9 un||U||8||9||1||2||2||1|
|6/11/2014||DE LA ROSA(R)||@ BALTIMORE||CHEN(L)||0-6||L||125||8.5 un||U||4||2||0||9||8||1|
|6/16/2014||DE LA ROSA(R)||MINNESOTA||CORREIA(R)||1-0||W||-170||9 ov||U||6||7||0||3||5||0|
|6/19/2014||PEAVY(R)||@ OAKLAND||KAZMIR(L)||2-4||L||160||7.5 un||U||5||3||1||8||5||0|
|6/20/2014||DOUBRONT(L)||@ OAKLAND||MILLS(L)||3-4||L||150||8.5 un||U||6||8||1||6||10||1|
|6/21/2014||DE LA ROSA(R)||@ OAKLAND||CHAVEZ(R)|| |
|6/22/2014||LESTER(L)||@ OAKLAND||MILONE(L)|| |
|6/23/2014||LACKEY(R)||@ SEATTLE||HERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|6/24/2014||PEAVY(R)||@ SEATTLE||RAMIREZ(L)|| |
|6/25/2014||DOUBRONT(L)||@ SEATTLE||IWAKUMA(R)|| |
|6/27/2014|| ||@ NY YANKEES||NUNO(L)|| |
|6/28/2014|| ||@ NY YANKEES|| || |
|6/7/2014||GRAY(R)||@ BALTIMORE||GAUSMAN(R)||3-6||L||-125||8.5 un||O||7||5||0||7||6||1|
|6/8/2014||KAZMIR(L)||@ BALTIMORE||JIMENEZ(R)||11-1||W||-130||8.5 ov||O||10||8||0||6||8||1|
|6/9/2014||CHAVEZ(R)||@ LA ANGELS||RICHARDS(R)||1-4||L||115||8.5 un||U||4||4||3||11||10||0|
|6/10/2014||POMERANZ(L)||@ LA ANGELS||SANTIAGO(L)||1-2||L||-120||8.5 ov||U||8||9||2||9||10||0|
|6/11/2014||MILONE(L)||@ LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)||7-1||W||125||8 un||P||10||6||0||10||9||1|
|6/13/2014||GRAY(R)||NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)||0-7||L||-185||7.5 un||U||2||4||1||12||8||0|
|6/14/2014||KAZMIR(L)||NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)||5-1||W||-155||7 ov||U||8||7||1||3||5||0|
|6/15/2014||CHAVEZ(R)||NY YANKEES||NUNO(L)||10-5||W||-155||8 un||O||12||6||1||9||8||1|
|6/21/2014||CHAVEZ(R)||BOSTON||DE LA ROSA(R)|| |
|6/24/2014||GRAY(R)||@ NY METS||COLON(R)|| |
|6/25/2014||KAZMIR(L)||@ NY METS||WHEELER(R)|| |
|6/27/2014||MILLS(L)||@ MIAMI||DESCLAFANI(R)|| |
|6/28/2014|| ||@ MIAMI|| || |
|BOSTON: BOSTON (AP) - Last season was one to remember for fans of the Red Sox - and one to forget for the players.|
Soon after Boston's third World Series championship in 10 years, that bearded bunch decided to put it behind them and focus on what they must do to keep winning.
''It was a dream come true last year,'' pitcher Jake Peavy said. ''It's a new year. I think that's been a slogan of ours on the text messages that we've been exchanging with the guys, `Hey turn the page, it's a new year, it's 2014.' We haven't done anything and, obviously, some teams in our division got awfully better.''
The Red Sox won't be sneaking up on them, not after rebounding from a 69-93, last-place finish in the AL East to a 97-65 record, a 28-win improvement.
''You've got the bull's-eye on your back,'' second baseman Dustin Pedroia said. ''You want to get everybody's best, so I think it's going to be a fun challenge for everybody.''
John Farrell's disciplined, businesslike approach worked in his first year as Boston's manager. That, and the influx of players to improve the toxic clubhouse chemistry, made the one season under the animated Bobby Valentine seem like a distant memory.
Those players, including Jonny Gomes, Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino, return. The Red Sox lost center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to the New York Yankees then signed Grady Sizemore as a possible replacement. Sizemore missed the last two seasons with knee and back injuries that required surgery but has had a healthy, productive spring training.
''In this group, no one's going to let anybody sit back and relax,'' Pedroia said. ''We're always going to push each other and make sure that we're respecting the game and playing the game the right way. If we do that, we should be all right.''
|OAKLAND: OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Before the season has even begun, the Oakland Athletics are dealing with a devastating injury that could affect their chances of chasing a third straight AL West title.|
Right-hander Jarrod Parker, who had been the projected opening day starter, was lost to a season-ending elbow injury that required Tommy John surgery - his second such procedure.
Like every year with this low-budget club, somebody always seems to step in and fill the void. Whether that will be enough for Bob Melvin's bunch in a much-improved division is to be determined.
Even before Parker went down, Oakland considered its club an underdog despite winning the last two AL West crowns.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (BOSTON-OAKLAND) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Red Sox-Athletics Preview* ===========================
By JEFF MEZYDLO STATS Senior Writer
Boston (34-40) at Oakland (46-28), 4:05 p.m. EDT
Continued home success against the Boston Red Sox has also helped the Oakland Athletics remain tough to beat at the Coliseum.
The A's can record a fifth straight home victory overall and against the Red Sox on Saturday.
Coco Crisp delivered a two-out single in the eighth inning to help Oakland (46-28) improve to 6-2 on a 10-game homestand with Friday's 4-3 win over Boston. Josh Donaldson hit a three-run homer for the major league-leading A's, who have won 17 of 22 at the Coliseum, where they are 23-14.
"We'll see what happens," Crisp said. "It's a long season. I'm not saying that we are or are not the best team in baseball. That's a tough question to answer."
Oakland has won 10 of 11 and 20 of 25 at home against the Red Sox (34-40), who last won a series there April 1-2, 2008.
Crisp, who won a World Series with Boston in 2007, is batting .366 with 12 RBIs during his last 19 home games.
Donaldson is hitting .318 (7 for 22) in his past six games after going 0 for 29 in his previous seven contests.
The A's get their first look at Boston's Rubby De La Rosa (2-2, 2.84 ERA), who has allowed five hits over 14 scoreless innings to go 2-0 at home since making his season debut May 31. However, he's been reached for eight runs and 16 hits in 11 1-3 innings to lose both road starts. The right-hander hopes to turn things around away from Fenway Park, where he gave up one hit in seven innings of a 1-0 home victory over Minnesota on Monday.
"When a guy possess that type of arm and that repertoire, as long as he throws strikes, he's going to have the ability to get some of the best hitters in the game," manager John Farrell said.
Alberto Callaspo is the only Oakland hitter to face De La Rosa, going 0 for 2 with a walk and a strikeout.
David Ortiz and Mike Napoli each had two hits Friday for the Red Sox, who dropped the first two of this set after sweeping a three-game home series from the Twins. Boston scored more than two runs for this first time in seven games, a stretch in which six have been decided by one run.
"We're right there," Boston's Jonny Gomes said.
Napoli is 6 for 17 (.353) in his last five games at Oakland, and 2 for 5 with a triple and a home run versus scheduled starter Jesse Chavez (6-4, 2.93).
The right-hander has pitched six innings in four straight starts and allowed three earned runs while splitting the last two. He gave up one run in a 10-5 win over the New York Yankees on Sunday.
"It's not like he was pitching poorly, but (that was) the type of outing we were seeing earlier in the year when he was really knifing through teams and cutting through them very quickly," manager Bob Melvin told the Athletics' official website.
This will be Chavez's first start against the Red Sox after posting a 1.69 ERA in three relief appearances against them.
Oakland's Sean Doolittle, who recorded his 10th save in the opener, has not allowed a run through an AL-best 23 1-3 consecutive innings. He's given up six hits, struck out 37 and walked one during that span.
|Last Updated: 9/2/2014 3:58:31 AM EST|