The Red Sox got one in the first inning on a Xander Bogaerts single to score Rafael Devers, but Trevor Story grounded into a double play to keep it at that. The good news, though?
Bogaerts with a broken-bat single on a changeup to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead. The offense-starved A's are not a team that comes back often. Just 7 comeback wins all year; they're 4-10 when trailing after the first.— Alex Speier (@alexspeier) June 14, 2022
The A’s did nothing in the second because they’re not good, and the Sox loaded the bases with one out but only managed one run when Rob Refsnyder hit a sac fly to center. The A’s then did nothing in the third, either, because they didn’t improve in 10 minutes, though a Pivetta stab was big in helping out. In the bottom of the third, this happened:
J.D. Martinez - Boston Red Sox (8) pic.twitter.com/zJtHEYOIKD— MLB HR Videos (@MLBHRVideos) June 15, 2022
Through three innings, Nick Pivetta did not allow a hit and I had some fun with that fact:
Through three innings, Pivetta has allowed zero hits. He is pitching a no-hitter. The A's, the visiting team, have not recorded a single hit. Scream it far and wide.— OverTheMonster (@OverTheMonster) June 15, 2022
Suffice to say, about five minutes later the A’s had a hit, but because they’re not good, they didn’t score.
In the fourth, the Sox got two men on against Koenig, bringing Rafael Devers to bat. Well,,,
RAFAEL DEVERS WITH A 3-RUN MOONSHOT!— Tyler Milliken ⚾️ (@tylermilliken_) June 15, 2022
JUST LOOK AT THE LEAN! #RedSox | #DirtyWater| #MLB pic.twitter.com/zMxCtkMeYz
It was 6-0 from there. You can imagine how it went. There were a couple nice plays and Dennis Eckersley trashed Mt. Washington. The A’s did nothing for reasons you know. Stephen Vogt hit a home run, actually, but Pivetta went 8 innings, Phillips Valdez finished it off, and at 6-1 that was that.