Athletics beat Red Sox in 10th inning after Crisp walk-off hit
June 23, 2014, 12:04 am TWN
OAKLAND, California -- Coco Crisp singled in Alberto Callaspo in the 10th inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Saturday to extend their Major League Baseball winning streak to five games.
Callaspo drew a leadoff walk against reliever Edward Mujica (2-3) and was sacrificed to second. Red Sox closer Koji Uehara replaced Mujica before Crisp lined his first pitch into right field. Boston right fielder Brock Holt made a strong throw but Callaspo slid home with the game-winner.
It's the second game-ending hit for Crisp this season and seventh of his career.
Boston was shut out for the first seven innings before Dustin Pedroia scored on a wild pitch in the eighth and the Red Sox missed a chance to take the lead in the top of the 10th when Oakland reliever Dan Otero struck out David Ortiz with two on and two out.
At St. Louis, Matt Holliday broke an eighth-inning tie with a double, and Adam Wainwright tossed eight strong innings to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-1 win over Philadelphia that ended the Phillies' season-high five-game winning streak.
Holliday ripped a one-out double off Cole Hamels to bring in Matt Carpenter to make it 2-1. Carpenter started the rally with a leadoff walk.
Wainwright (10-3) allowed one run and six hits, struck out seven and didn't walk a batter for the Cardinals, who broke a three-game losing streak.