Athletics Vs. Red Sox: Oakland Breaks Out The Brooms With 3-Game Sweep Of Boston

The A's hosted the Red Sox in a three-game series. Oakland is regaining momentum in the last week before the 2012 All-Star break.

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A's Brandon McCarthy Wants To Remain With Oakland

Currently working on his eighth carrer DL stint in just six years in the big leagues, Oakland A's pitcher Brandon McCarthy knows that his job security is far from set, despite his solid work when he is actually in uniform. He will be a free agent after this year is over, and could very well take off for greener pasturers (no pun intended.)

But as reported by the San Francisco Chronicles' Susan Slusser, McCarthy would love to remain an Athletic for as long as possible, though knows his health history will certainly play a large factor in contract negotiations, likely looking at one laden with incentives instead of security:

"It's something I'm not at all opposed to," McCarthy said. "I like it here. The fans have been great with me and with Amanda, I like the guys on the team, and I'd like to be around guys likeTommy Milone and Jarrod Parker and be part of something here."

"The idea of being a hired gun every year is not something I'm comfortable with, but it's got to be something that makes sense for both sides."

McCarthy, who turns 29 this coming Saturday, was 6-3 with a 2.54 ERA before hitting the DL once again with a shoulder injury.

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Athletics Vs. Red Sox Final Score: Oakland Sweeps Boston With 3-2 Win

The Oakland Athletics were hoping to regain some momentum by returning home to O.co Coliseum and they have done a wonderful job so far. On Wednesday, the A's managed to sweep the Boston Red Sox right out of town with a 3-2 win.

Brandon Moss led off the second inning by belting his 10th home run of the year to get Oakland on the board. To return the favor, David Ortiz led off the top of the fourth with his 22nd homer of the season to tie things up.

Adrian Gonzalez hit an RBI single in the top of the sixth to give Boston a brief 2-1 lead, but Brandon Inge hit an RBI double in the bottom of the frame to tie things up once again.

The deciding run came in the bottom of the seventh, as Coco Crisp tripled to lead off the inning and Jemile Weeks brought him home with an RBI single. The Oakland bullpen held things steady the rest of the way to secure the sweep and the Athletics' fourth straight win.

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Athletics Vs. Red Sox Final Score: Oakland Walks Off With 3-2 Victory

On Tuesday night, the Oakland Athletics hosted the Boston Red Sox in the second game of a three-game series at O.co Coliseum. After trailing for much of the game, the A's managed to pull of a ninth-inning rally and pick up the 3-2 walkoff win to claim the first two games in the three-game series.

Coco Crisp led off the bottom of the first inning with his third home run of the year to open the scoring, but Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia tied things up right away with his 16th shot of the season in the top of the second. In the top of the fourth, David Ortiz came in to score on a fielding error to give the Sox a 2-1 lead.

The Boston pitching held the score at 2-1 until the bottom of the ninth, as Brandon Moss knocked in Chris Carter with a single and Cliff Pennington was able to take third base on a Red Sox error. Crisp then bookended the game by hitting a sacrifice fly to center field for the winning run and the walk-off victory.

Both starting pitchers ended up with quality starts. Bartolo Colon returned from the DL to allow two runs (one earned) in six innings of work on five hits and one walk. Boston starter Jon Lester went 6.2 innings, allowing one run on four hits and one walk, while striking out nine Oakland batters.

The A's will go for the clean sweep on Wednesday.

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Athletics Vs. Red Sox Final Score: Josh Reddick, Brandon Moss Power Oakland To 6-1 Win

The Oakland Athletics kicked off their current homestand on Monday by hosting the Boston Red Sox in the opener of a three-game series. The A's took it right to the Sox behind starter Jarrod Parker and cruised to a 6-1 win.

The Sox scored their lone run in the top of the first on an RBI single by Dustin Pedroia, but Josh Reddick belted his 19th home run of the year in the bottom of the inning to tie things up.

In the bottom of the second, Oakland took the lead for good on a three-run homer from Brandon Moss and a sacrifice fly by Reddick. The A's tacked on another insurance run in the sixth with a sacrifice fly from Brandon Inge.

Parker was terrific again, giving up one run on six hits and three walks in 6.2 innings. Moss had two hits, finishing as the only Oakland player with a multi-hit game.

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Athletics Vs. Red Sox Series Preview: TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers & More

The A's will host the Red Sox in a three-game series. Oakland hopes to regain momentum in the last week before the 2012 All-Star break.

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