The Red Sox lead the series 2-0 after winning 10-3 on Saturday. James Paxton got the win, allowing two runs on six hits over six innings, and Brandon Walter pitched three innings to earn his first save of the season.
Jarren Duran went 3 for 5 with a home run and a double in the win. He scored three runs and drove in three. Christian Arroyo went 3 for 4 with two doubles, one run, and one RBI. Brent Rooker was 1 for 4 with a solo home run for the Athletics.
ON THE MOUND
JP Sears (1-6, 4.09 ERA) is set to get the start for Oakland. The LHP threw 7.1 scoreless innings in his last start, a 1-0 road win over the Tigers on Tuesday. He scattered five hits while striking out four in the no-decision.
AT THE PLATE
Over the last five games, Oakland has averaged 3.8 runs a game, a small gain compared to their season average of 3.6. Boston is averaging 6.6 runs per game in the last five, up from 5.0 for the season, with a better slash line (.331/.378/.469).
The Sox have a .757 OPS against lefties in 2023. With a .956 OPS over 92 at-bats, Justin Turner has been their best hitter against left-handers.
HOME AND AWAY
Oakland is on a three-game losing streak in road games, bringing their record to 13-34 in 2023. The A’s have scored 3.9 runs per game away from home while allowing 6.6 runs.
Boston has won four in a row at Fenway Park. The Sox are 25-22 at home this season, averaging 5.6 runs per game while surrendering 5.1. Boston is 7-3 in the last 10 meetings at Fenway Park with an average scoreline of 5.9-2.4.
The Athletics are fifth in the AL West, 27 games behind the division-leading Rangers. The Red Sox are fifth in the AL East, 10 games behind the Rays.
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