Victor Martinez Has Night To Remember As Sox Beat The A’s

BOSTON (AP) – Victor Martinez had five hits, including a

career-high four doubles – one of them to break a sixth-inning tie

after Oakland walked the bases loaded – and the Boston Red Sox

rallied from a four-run deficit to beat the Athletics 9-4 on

Tuesday night.

John Lackey (6-3) spotted the A's a 4-0 lead before Adrian

Beltre hit a three-run homer in the fifth. In the sixth, Bill Hall

reached on a leadoff walk and then Darnell McDonald and Marco

Scutaro both tried to sacrifice bunt but wound up walking as well.

Hall scored to tie it on Dustin Pedroia's double-play grounder,

then Martinez's line drive one-hopped into the stands to make it

5-4. The Red Sox added a run in the seventh and three in the



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