On June 4 2011 — The Red Sox need 14 innings to put away the A’s, 9 – 8. The A’s score 4 runs in the top of the 9th to tie the game, leading to the ejection of both P Jonathan Papelbon and C Jason Varitek, after 2B Dustin Pedroia misses a potential game-ending double play ground ball. Ryan Sweeney’s 11th-inning sacrifice fly puts the A’s ahead, but the Sox tie it right back on back-to-back doubles by Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jacoby Ellsbury. J.D. Drew ends the game by singling in Carl Crawford with two outs in the 14th after striking out four times in his previous four at-bats. Guillermo Moscoso, the A’s 9th pitcher of the game, takes the loss.

 


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