Final in 11
7:10 PM ET, July 28, 2009
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
• The A's victory in the 11th inning ended a four-game losing skid in extra-inning games for Oakland
• In their first 90 games, the A's didn't have an 18-hit game; they've reached at least 18 hits in three of their last nine games (21 on Tuesday).
• Jonathan Papelbon blew the save, just the second time in his career he's blown a three-run lead (September 2007 vs. the Yankees). However, it was the first time he's blown a save in which three runs were charged to him.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Geren was ejected for yelling something from the dugout in the five-run third. ... The A's placed INF Daric Barton on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring and recalled Everidge from Triple-A Sacramento. Everidge made his major league debut. ... David Ortiz is expected to get the day off on Wednesday, when the A's will pitch lefty Brett Anderson. Adam LaRoche pinch hit for Ortiz in the seventh inning. Ortiz left the ballpark to go to the hospital and be with his daughter according to Francona, who said it was precautionary.
|Stadium||Fenway Park, Boston, MA|
|Weather||82 degrees, Fair|
|Wind||16 mph, NW|
|Umpires||Home - Gary Cederstrom, First Base - Adrian Johnson, Second Base - Field Culbreth, Third Base - Jim Wolf|