American League Game Capsules
(Thursday, July 10)
Final Score: Boston 4, Chicago 3 (10 innings)
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Pinch-hitter Mike Carp connected on a run- scoring single in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Boston Red Sox beat the Chicago White Sox, 4-3, on Thursday. Daniel Nava walked to begin the 10th and advanced to second on a Mookie Betts sacrifice bunt before Ronald Belisario (3-6) intentionally walked Stephen Drew. Carp, who was activated from the disabled list at the beginning of the week, then ended an 0-for-19 streak with a grounder to left, scoring Nava, who slid in ahead of the throw. The Red Sox concluded this four-game set with consecutive walk-off wins to earn a split. Boston went into the ninth ahead 3-1 after Boston ace Jon Lester outdueled Chicago lefty Jose Quintana, but Conor Gillaspie belted a pinch-hit, two-run homer off closer Koji Uehara. The inning began with a play at first being overturned. Alexei Ramirez hit a slow grounder between first and second and initially lost a foot race with Uehara to the base. A challenge by Chicago resulted in a single for Ramirez, who scored on Gillaspie's one-out drive down the right-field line. Gillaspie homered in each of the final three games of the series.
Final Score: Oakland 6, San Francisco 1
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Scott Kazmir justified his All-Star selection by firing seven scoreless innings, while Stephen Vogt knocked in three runs at the plate in the Oakland Athletics' 6-1 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Josh Donaldson added a two-run homer as part of a 2-for-3 day that helped the Athletics close out the home-and-home Bay Bridge Series with wins in three of the four matchups. Vogt, Brandon Moss and John Jaso also finished with a pair of hits. Kazmir (11-3) only allowed three hits and a walk while racking up nine strikeouts in an outstanding final appearance before Tuesday's Midsummer Classic in Minneapolis. Tim Hudson (7-6) wasn't nearly as sharp for San Francisco, with the onetime Oakland standout rocked for six runs and nine hits over 5 1/3 innings to drop a fourth consecutive decision.
07/10 21:18:51 ET