Recap - Plenty of Sox Hits But Not Enough Runs

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

Mark Canha's lead-off home run in the bottom of the tenth inning off reliever Heath Hembree sent the Red Sox to a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Athletics Friday night.

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Boston had taken a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning courtesy of Mitch Moreland's fourth home run of the year which came with Xander Bogaerts on board.

Oakland tied the game with single runs in the fifth and sixth innings off Red Sox starter Chris Sale (pictured) who went seven innings in the no-decision. He struck out ten - the eighth straight game he's reached double digits in the K category. He didn't walk anyone.

Andrew Benintendi had two of Boston's ten hits. Sandy Leon also had a pair.

Jackie Bradley Jr. sent the game into extras with a sensational catch in deep centerfield to rob Ryon Healy of what would have been a game-winning home run in the ninth.

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