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MLB: Athletics Top Red Sox 3-2 in 11 Innings

Jul 16 2013, 12:18am CDT | by

The Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 in 11 innings in their last game prior to the All-Star break.

The Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 in 11 innings in the teams' last game prior to the All-Star Break, thanks in large part to third baseman Josh Donaldson.  Down 0-2, Oakland managed...

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MLB: Athletics Top Red Sox 3-2 in 11 Innings

Jul 16 2013, 12:18am CDT | by

The Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 in 11 innings in their last game prior to the All-Star break.

The Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2 in 11 innings in the teams' last game prior to the All-Star Break, thanks in large part to third baseman Josh Donaldson. 

Down 0-2, Oakland managed to tie the game in the bottom of the seventh inning on a homer by third baseman Donaldson. Two batters earlier, Coco Crisp recorded the Athletics' first hit of the game. 

Donaldson then blooped an RBI single off newly-acquired left-handed reliever Matt Thornton in the bottom of the 11th inning, securing the one-run victory. Boston is now on a two-game losing streak after winning four in a row. 

Oakland manager Bob Melvin felt it was only appropriate that Donaldson tie the game up on his seventh-inning home run, given how well he has played in the 95 games before the break. 

"He's a fighter. He's got that competitive bone. In situations that are big, he's not scared of them, he enjoys them. He looks forward to them. You can just see, there's added focus, there's desire and attention to what he's doing. It's been pretty impressive to watch."

Donaldson observed Thornton was having some problems with his breaking ball. 

"He was having trouble throwing the breaking ball a little bit. He's got a lively fastball, so I'm going to be sitting heater right there. Got one that kind of cut on me a little in. I got jammed and was able to dink one in for a hit." 

While the Red Sox's loss saw Thornton's record slip to 0-4, the Athletics continue to be the hottest MLB team after the 2012 All-Star break. Since then, they have amassed a 107-64 record. 

Oakland improved its 2013 record to an AL West-leading 56-39 (.589) while Boston slipped to 58-39 (.598), still sitting atop the AL East standings. 

 

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Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

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