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Red Sox pitchers allowed four home runs but the hitters provided two of their own as Boston beat the Athletics 6-4 at Fenway Park Wednesday night. The win snapped a two-game losing streak.

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Hanley Ramirez put the Red Sox up 1-0 in the bottom of the first inning with an RBI ground out. J.D. Martinez made it 3-0 with his 12th home run of the year.

Oakland cut the lead to 3-2 on a Marcus Semien home run off Boston starter Chris Sale (pictured) in the top of the fifth.

Boston responded with three in the bottom of the sixth, courtesy of Xander Bogaerts' fifth home run of the year.

Sale got the win to improve his record to 4-1. He went five innings, charged with two runs on two hits and four walks. He also struck out nine.

Craig Kimbrel allowed a lead-off home run in the top of the ninth but settled down to record his 12th save of the season.

Mookie Betts and Andrew Benintendi each had two hits in the victory.

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Jim Monaghan 5/17/2018 01:15:00 PM Edit
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