Recap - A Night For Velazquez To Forget

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Hector Velazquez would probably like a do-over.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
The rookie right-hander allowed three home runs in his major league debut as the Red Sox fell to the Athletics 8-3 on Thursday evening at the Coliseum.

Velazquez (pictured) allowed six runs in five innings of work on nine hits. He walked two and struck out four.

Boston reached Sonny Gray for a pair of runs in the top of the first inning on an RBI single by Hanley Ramirez and a sacrifice fly by Chris Young.

Dustin Pedroia had two of the Red Sox' six hits. Andrew Benintendi, mired in an O-for-26 slump, was out of the lineup.

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