David Price pitched a little better than the four previous Red Sox starters - he actually got through six innings - but the Athletics lit him up for three home runs in a 7-0 Oakland win over Boston Monday night at Oakland Coliseum.
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The first five Oakland runs were all courtesy of the long ball, something that has plagued Boston pitchers in the first five games of the year. The staff has allowed a combined 15 homers in five games. The starters have given up 11 of them in just 21 innings.
Meanwhile, the offense was held to just four hits, two of them by Xander Bogaerts.
It's way too early in the season to panic, but considering that the Red Sox didn't lose their fourth game of the season last year until April 22, you can understand why there is concern over a perceived lack of urgency.
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