Oakland Slide Gets Serious In Sweep By Boston

June 1: Boston 2, Oakland 1

Hits were hard to come by with Lefty Grove and Roger Clemens squaring off. Oakland managed just three singles versus the Rocket. Amazingly, those three singles came consecutively, by Al Simmons, Jimmie Foxx, and Home Run Baker in the fourth inning to plate Oakland’s only run of the day.

After Grove shut the Red Sox down for six innings, Boston suddenly put together four hits in the seventh inning to get their two only tallies.

                  R H BB
OAK 000 100 000 - 1 3  2
BOS 000 000 20x - 2 8  1

HR: none

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
L. Grove    6.1  2  2  0  1  4  
R. Clemens  8.0  1  1  0  2  4 

OAK 28-24, BOS 36-16

June 2: Boston 9, Oakland 3

Oakland did manage to take a 3-3 tie into the bottom of the eighth, but the wheels came off in that inning when Rollie Fingers and Justin Duchscherer couldn’t get anybody out. The Red Sox hit six consecutive singles in the inning. Carl Yastrzemski went 4-for-5 with a double.

                  R  H BB
OAK 000 111 000 - 3 10  1
BOS 000 101 16x - 9 16  3

HR: J. Foxx-OAK (9)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
E. Rommel   5.0  2  2  0  2  1  
C. Young    9.0  3  3  1  1  5 

OAK 28-25, BOS 37-16

ted-williamsJune 3: Boston 7, Oakland 3

Oakland’s sudden slide hit seven consecutive losses, and 11 losses in their last 12. Ted Williams crushed A’s pitchers for four hits, including a triple. (Williams has unsurprisingly been one of the best hitters in the Rhubarb, but bizarrely is yet to hit a homer.)

Oakland was right in the mix at the top of the Original Division not too long ago, but now find themselves 10 games back of first-place Boston.

                  R  H BB
OAK 200 000 100 - 3  5  3
BOS 300 101 02x - 7 11  7

HR: N. Garciaparra (6)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
C. Bender   7.0  5  5  0  7  5  
S. Wood     6.1  3  3  0  3  4 

OAK 28-26, BOS 38-16
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