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
APWF
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.

© 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



Channel Finder