Griffin (4-0) struck out five without a walk. He has faced the Sox twice this season and given up three runs over 13 innings.
The Sox went in order in all but three innings. All four of their hits were singles, one on a bunt.It was the fifth straight loss for the Sox on this road trip. They are 3-7 in their last 10 games.
Oakland, playing in a stadium with a notable number of empty seats, leads the Wild Card race.
Still no word on Jon Lester as we approach the 48-hour deadline for a deal. Presumably the Sox pulled him back, but there's been no mention of it.