Ol­son hits 2-run homer, Ath­let­ics beat Red Sox

Manteca Bulletin - - Local -

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

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