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Game 100: The post-ASB slide continues

Final - 7.29.2009 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Oakland Athletics 5 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 8 10 2
Boston Red Sox 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 9 1
WP: Brett Anderson (6 - 8)
SV: Andrew Bailey (13)
LP: Brad Penny (7 - 5)

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And that's another down the tube.

Brad Penny gave up five runs in the first and it was all no good from there as the Sox lose to the A's, 8-6, on Wednesday.

Penny gave up seven runs in five innings of work. Plus seven hits, four walks and he struck out just three. He drops to 7-5 on the season.

Meanwhile, the offense wasn't as bad as it's been. Six runs on nine hits. Mike Lowell led the offense by going 2 for 3 with five RBIs and a run scored. He hit a three-run home run in the first inning, knocked in one on a sac fly in the eighth and singled in one more in the ninth. Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia each had two hits, while Ellsbury also scored three runs.

The bullpen was fine. After blowing up Tuesday, Justin Masterson gave up one run in two innings of work, but it was an unearned run. Takashi Saito and Ramon Ramirez each worked an inning, but didn't allow a run.

One more with the A's Thursday at 1:35 p.m. For the love of the Good Left Fielder Jim Rice, please let's split this series. Jon Lester is on the mound, looking for his 10th win of the season.