BOSTON, MA - APRIL 30: Tommy Milone #57 of the Oakland Athletics reacts against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park April 30, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
While Tommy Milone gets the loss and Clay Buchholz gets the win, both struggled heavily in their outings. Milone pitched 4.2 innings, his shortest outing of the year, giving up 7 earned runs and 3 home runs. This was by far his worst outing of the year, where he managed to allow more runs than his previous 4 starts (6). Milone was pulled out of the 5th inning with two outs, after he gave up a second homer to David Ortiz, followed by a single to Darnell McDonald. Jordan Norberto finsihed off the inning by getting Dustin Pedroia to pop out to second, but not before giving up an RBI double to Marlon Byrd, a walk to Nick Punto, and a 3-run home run to Mike Aviles.
The A's were down 1 - 11 by the top of the 7th, with the bases loaded, Coco Crisp came through with a 2 RBI single, which was followed by a 3-run home run from Josh Reddick. After clearing the bases, Yoenis Cespedes singled, Seth Smith was hit by a pitch, and Anthony Recker loaded the bases on an error from third basemen Nick punto, but Daric Barton ended the rally on a called strike 3.
That was all she wrote in this game as the A's starting pitcher, Tommy Milone, was unable to stop the Red Sox offense, and the A's were unable to overcome the deficit. although they put on one of their best offensive performances of the year, that's not saying much.
Jarrod Parker is set to make his second start tomorrow at 7:10 PM ET.