Kazmir takes shutout into sixth, A’s tip Red Sox

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Scott Kazmir pitched 7 innings to win his fourth true start, Yoenis Cespedes strike his 14th home run of a deteriorate and a Oakland Athletics kick a Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Thursday night.

Stephen Vogt had dual hits and dual RBIs, Jed Lowrie scored twice and John Jaso singled in an word run in a seventh to pierce a A’s a season-high 17 games over .500. It’s a best record in a majors and continued Oakland’s best start given 1990.

Kazmir (9-2) went into a diversion with a second-lowest ERA among qualifiers in a AL and extended his strain to 18 1-3 innings though permitting an warranted run before Dustin Pedroia strike a two-run home run in a sixth. He struck out 8 and didn’t travel a batter.

Cespedes had not homered opposite a Red Sox until his two-out, solo shot off Jake Peavey in a third.

Boston had played 5 true one-run games streamer into a array opener with Oakland. This one was parsimonious as well.

The A’s led 3-0 after Vogt’s singular scored Lowrie in a fourth.

Kazmir, who hasn’t mislaid given May 23, took a shutout into a sixth that Pedroia finished with a two-out home run.

It was a usually mistake Kazmir made. Over his past 5 starts, Oakland’s right-hander is 4-0 with a 1.27 ERA.

Luke Gregerson pitched a eighth and Dan Otero worked a ninth for his initial career save.

Peavey (1-5) had a second true clever tour though remained winless over his past 10 starts. Peavey authorised 5 hits over 6 1-3 innings, late 8 of a final 9 batters he faced and struck out 4 with 3 walks.

It wasn’t adequate to forestall a Red Sox from finale their three-game winning streak.

Vogt strike an RBI groundout off Peavey in a second and singled in another run in a fourth. Lowrie, who walked and doubled, scored both times.

Cespedes strike his 14th home run with dual outs in a third. The Cuban slugger is batting .343 with 4 home runs and 12 RBIs by 17 games in June.

Kazmir late 15 of a initial 17 batters he faced before Pedroia’s two-run home run cut Oakland’s lead to 3-2.

NOTES: Otero was in a closer’s purpose since Sean Doolittle had pitched in a prior dual games. … Cespedes has now homered opposite each group in a AL solely Tampa Bay. …RHP Clay Buchholz (hyperextended knee) pitched 6 scoreless innings during his second rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket. … LHP Brad Mills starts Friday in his Oakland debut. Mills was acquired in a trade from Milwaukee progressing this week. LHP Felix Doubront (2-4) pitches for Boston.

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