Recap - Sox drop another close one late

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Felix Doubront gave up three runs early and Andrew Miller allowed one late as the Red Sox fell to Oakland 4-3 on Friday night at Coliseum. It was the eleventh one-run loss this year.

Oakland's first three runs came on a Josh Donaldson 3-run homer in the first inning off Doubront who went 4.2 innings in his first game back from the disabled list. Former Red Sox outfielder Coco Crisp drove home the winning run off Miller in the eighth.

Photo courtesy Associated Press
Boston tied the game with a two-RBI single by Jackie Bradley Jr. (pictured) in the top of the second, and an RBI single by David Ortiz an inning later.

Ortiz and Mike Napoli each had two hits for the Red Sox, part of a six-hit "attack" that saw them leave a combined nineteen runners on base. The team was 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position.

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