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Highlights: Red Sox drop their third straight in 7-0 loss in Oakland

Highlights: Red Sox drop their third straight in 7-0 loss in Oakland

FINAL SCORE: A's 7, Red Sox 0

IN BRIEF:  The Red Sox keep giving up home runs, and their offense did not offer much production at all to put them in position to win. David Price had a solid outing, but it could not keep the Sox from dropping their third straight. 

BOX SCORE

RED SOX RECORD: 1-4

HIGHLIGHTS:

2nd inning

Khris Davis solo home run off of David Price (1-0 OAK)

3rd inning

Ramon Laureano solo homer (2-0 OAK)

6th inning

Chad Pinder two-run homer (4-0 OAK)

David Price exits. He went six innings, gave up five hits and four earned runs while striking out nine.

8th inning

Matt Chapman solo homer (5-0 OAK)
Kendrys Morales RBI single (6-0 OAK)
Pinder RBI single (7-0 OAK)

UP NEXT:
@ Athletics, Tuesday, 10:07 p.m., NESN
@ Athletics, Wednesday, 10:07 p.m., NESN
@ Athletics, Thursday, 3:37 p.m., NESN

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Ex-Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli joins Cubs coaching staff

Ex-Red Sox slugger Mike Napoli joins Cubs coaching staff

Yet another former member of the Boston Red Sox has joined the Chicago Cubs.

Former Sox slugger Mike Napoli has joined the Cubs as a quality assurance coach, according to Jon Heyman of MLB Network.

Napoli joins fellow 2013 World Series champion David Ross on the Cubs staff. Ross replaced Joe Maddon as Chicago's manager last month.

Ex-Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein has served as Cubs president of baseball operations for the last eight years. Former Sox pitching coach Dana LeVangie recently interviewed for the Cubs' bullpen coach job.

In three seasons as Boston's DH/first baseman, Napoli hit .242 with 53 home runs.

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Red Sox, Alex Cora are 'fully cooperating' with MLB's sign-stealing investigation

Red Sox, Alex Cora are 'fully cooperating' with MLB's sign-stealing investigation

The Houston Astros' sign-stealing scheme was rather elboarate, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora reportedly played a major role in the operation.

Cora was Houston manager A.J. Hinch's right-hand man as the Astros' bench coach in 2017, winning the World Series with the organization. So, quite frankly, it's not surprising that Cora was involved in the matter. 

Major League Baseball now is investigating the Astros organization, as well as anyone involved with the team in 2017 -- A.K.A. Cora and current New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran. Cora was interviewed Wednesday, and the Red Sox are offering the MLB "full cooperation" in the ongoing investigation, according to Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald. 

According to our Red Sox Insider John Tomase, the Red Sox really only need to be concerned with the matter if Cora used some of those tactics to lead Boston to a World Series Championship in 2018, and throughout the duration of a rather upsetting 2019 season. 

It remains unknown if Cora will receive any disciplinary action from the league. 

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