Red Sox Use Long Ball To Get First Road Win

Red Sox beat Athletics 5-3 for 1st road win

By JOSH DUBOW
AP Sports Writer
      OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Kevin Youkilis and Jed Lowrie homered off
the previously untouchable Gio Gonzalez and the Boston Red Sox got
their first road win of the season after seven straight losses,
beating the Oakland Athletics 5-3 on Wednesday.
      Clay Buchholz (1-2) allowed a leadoff home run to Coco Crisp and
nothing else in 5 1-3 innings as the Red Sox snapped the longest
season-opening road losing streak in franchise history.
      Despite building a 5-1 lead, there were some tense moments late
for the Red Sox. Crisp's one-out RBI single off Bobby Jenks in the
eighth inning cut Boston's lead to three runs, but Jenks recovered
by striking out Daric Barton. Jonathan Papelbon escaped the jam by
striking out David DeJesus.
      
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