Extra Bases

Cust ties the game

Oakland left fielder Jack Cust rapped a home run off the top of the left-field wall in the top of the eighth inning off Red Sox reliever Hideki Okajima to pull the A’s into a 1-1 tie with Boston. With two out, Okajima had a full count on Cust but couldn’t put him away. He then gave up a walk to Frank Thomas but the A’s couldn’t generate any more offense in the inning with Carlos Gonzalez making the third out.

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