Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox’ 1-0 loss to the A’s:
“Yeah, I mean it was close, but I knew he was going to be safe.” - Eduardo Rodriguez explaining his view on Marcus Semien’s grounder, and if he thought the replay would lead to the call being overturned.
“Well, middle in the order. We’ve used him in tie games on the road previously. Didn’t want to get into [a] potential matchup [situation], and then we’re walking through our bullpen to try to get the appropriate matchup.” - John Farrell on using Craig Kimbrel in a tie game in the ninth.
“He had an explosive fastball today. And as the game went on he even picked up some power . . . He mixed in his secondary stuff at the appropriate times and got some quick outs. He was outstanding today.” - Farrell on Rodriguez’s start.
* Brock Holt’s error marked Boston’s fourth walk-off error of the season.
* Dustin Pedroia extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a single in his second at-bat. He’s 25-46 (.565) in that stretch.
* According to Elias Sports Bureau, Dustin Pedroia is the first Red Sox hitter to ever have six 10-game hitting streaks in one season.
* Sunday’s loss not only marked Boston’s first loss to Oakland in 2016, but also the first game where the offense didn’t post double-digit runs. The Red Sox had outscored the A's 67-19 in the previous five games (27-4 in the first two games of the series).
* After Eduardo Rodriguez’s eight-inning no hit bid, the Red Sox starters finished the weekend-series with a 1.64 ERA against the A’s, pitching through 22 of the 27 innings.
1) Eduardo Rodriguez
After being scratched the day before his start in Detroit and a bad start against Kansas City, Rodriguez carried a no-hit bid through 8 2/3 innings, only to be undone by a grounder and a replay review.
2) Kendall Graveman
Rodriguez may have been the story on the mound, but Graveman was just as dynamite on the other side -- holding Boston scoreless over 6 1/3 innings on six hits and two walks, striking out seven. Not to mention, Boston has scored double-digit runs in the previous two games.
3) Dustin Pedroia
Pedroia couldn’t help the Red Sox scratch across a run, but he extended his hitting streak to 11 games, going 2-for-4 in the loss.