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Boston Red Sox Fall 7-6 to Athletics in 12 Innings, Snapping 8-Game Win Streak

The Red Sox fell to the Athletics Saturday night, as the Red Sox blew several two-run leads and lost in 12 innings, as the A’s scored three runs in the 12th off Matt Andriese to win it 7-6.

Garrett Richards tossed five strong innings, giving up just two runs on five hits, although he walked three and struck out just two. He threw 92 pitches (60 strikes), 46 fastballs, 32 sliders, nine curveballs, and five changeups, a new pitch Richards has seemingly developed.

Boston got on the board in the fourth, as they took advantage of a Sean Murphy throwing error plating a run to tie the game, before a Hunter Renfroe sac fly made it 2-1. An inning later J.D. Martinez made it 3-1 with an RBI single, and Kike Hernandez took one deep to make it 4-2 in the seventh.

After scoreless innings from both Hirokazu Sawamura and Josh Taylor, the Red Sox ran into some trouble in the eighth.

Yacksel Rios started the inning with both Garrett Whitlock and Matt Barnes unavailable (rest). After the A’s made it a one-run game, Darwinzon Hernandez took over to allow the tying run, which was credited to Rios, as it was 4-4. Adam Ottavino held the A’s scoreless in the ninth.

After Danny Santana, the runner on second to start the inning was caught stealing third in the top half of the 10th, Brandon Workman had the bottom half of the frame. He would work himself into a bases loaded jam, but a Tony Kemp bunt attempt was popped up for a popout before Elvis Andrus lined into a 7-2 double play, as J.D. Martinez made an unbelievable throw to keep the ballgame all squared up at 4-4.

Workman would pitch a scoreless bottom half of the 11th after the Red Sox were held scoreless in the top half of the inning, and the Red Sox would jump out to the 6-4 lead after Kike Hernandez and Marwin Gonzalez recorded a pair of RBI singles.

With a limited bullpen, Matt Andriese would allow three runs in the 12th as the A’s would walk it off to snap Boston’s eight game win streak.

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