Olson hits 2-run homer, Athletics beat Red Sox
BOSTON (AP) — Doug Fister’s rough start was too much for the Boston Red Sox to overcome this time.
Matt Olson hit a two-run homer, Jed Lowrie drove in two runs and the Oakland Athletics rebounded for a 7-3 victory over the AL East leaders to win for the sixth time in seven games Wednesday night.
The loss trimmed Boston’s cushion in the division to three games over the New York Yankees, who beat Tampa Bay 3-2.
For the fifth straight outing, Fister (5-8) got off to a slow start in the first inning. Keyed by Olson’s homer, last-place Oakland grabbed a 4-0 lead in the first.
“Well, there’s not a whole lot to be said,” said Fister, who gave up six runs in four