Pedroia slam helps Red Sox to 7-1 win over A's - NBC Sports

Pedroia slam helps Red Sox to 7-1 win over A's
Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia drops his bat while watching the flight of his grand slam off Oakland Athletics pitcher Ryan Cook during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday, May 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
May 2, 2014, 10:56 pm

BOSTON (AP) Dustin Pedroia hit a grand slam for his 100th career home run and Clay Buchholz picked up his first win at home as the Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 7-1 on Friday night.

Pedroia had yet to homer this season before driving an 0-2 pitch out to left field in the sixth inning to put Boston up 6-1. The cushion was plenty for Buchholz (2-2), who shut down the team with the top record in the American League.

Buchholz pitched 6 1-3 innings, allowing one run on three hits and striking out five. He walked three and got himself out of several jams as the A's left five on base and were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position against Buchholz.

John Jaso was the only Oakland player to score, coming in on a wild pitch after leading off the third with a triple.

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