Though he did allow a run in the 10th inning, Jonathan Papelbon finished off the A’s, giving the Red Sox the first win of the 2008 season.
A walk to Daric Barton to lead off the inning, plus a double to Emil Brown, brought Oakland within one run. But Brown ran into an out trying to head to third base on the throw into the infield. Bobby Crosby and Jack Hannahan both singled after that, giving the A’s men on first and second with two outs.
Papelbon then got Kurt Suzuki to ground to first base, ending the game.
Sox in first place…