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Street roughed up
Red Sox 6, Athletics 5
Joe Blanton recorded three strikeouts in Tuesday's season opener. (Issei Kato/Reuters)
Huston Street struggled while trying to nail down his first save opportunity this season, giving up a game-tying home run in the ninth and then yielding a two-out double to Manny Ramirez in the 10th. Mark Ellis hit a solo homer in the first inning, and Jack Hannahan added a two-run tater in the sixth.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (1-0)
Won 1
Boston 6, Oakland 5   OAK
Oakland (0-1)
Lost 1
March 25, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 2   6 11 0
Oakland
2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1   5 7 0
Standings thru 3/25/08  |  Recap: BOS | OAK  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Athletics stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pedroia, 2B4120001.500
Youkilis, 1B4110112.250
Ortiz, DH4100105.000
Ramirez, LF5124011.400
  1-Crisp, PR-CF0000000.000
Lowell, 3B4010111.250
Moss, RF5122003.400
Varitek, C4000032.000
Ellsbury, CF-LF4010010.250
Lugo, SS4120001.500
  Cora, SS0000000.000
Totals3861163716 


1-Ran for Ramirez in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (1, Blanton), Ramirez 2 (2, Blanton, Street).
HR: Moss (1, 9th inning off Street, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Pedroia 3; Youkilis; Ramirez 4; Lowell; Moss 5; Ellsbury; Lugo 2.
RBI: Ramirez 4 (4), Moss 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Moss; Ramirez 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez; Ortiz; Varitek; Moss.
S: Pedroia.
GIDP: Varitek; Lugo.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Moss (Brown, E at 3rd base).

 
OaklandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Buck, RF5000022.000
Ellis, 2B4111101.250
Barton, 1B2200310.000
Cust, DH4000044.000
Brown, E, LF4011100.250
Crosby, SS5121002.400
Hannahan, 3B4122112.500
Suzuki, C5010023.200
Sweeney, R, CF3000001.000
  a-Sweeney, M, PH0000100.000
  1-Fiorentino, PR-CF0000000.000
Totals3657571015 

a-Walked for Sweeney, R in the 9th.
1-Ran for Sweeney, M in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Brown, E (1, Papelbon).
HR: Ellis (1, 1st inning off Matsuzaka, 0 on, 1 out), Hannahan (1, 6th inning off Snyder, 1 on, 0 out).
TB: Ellis 4; Brown, E 2; Crosby 2; Hannahan 5; Suzuki.
RBI: Ellis (1), Crosby (1), Hannahan 2 (2), Brown, E (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hannahan 2; Cust 2; Suzuki.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Suzuki (1, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Varitek).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Crosby-Ellis-Barton, Ellis-Crosby-Barton).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matsuzaka 5.02225613.60
Snyder (BS, 1)1.122201113.50
Lopez 0.20000100.00
Corey 1.00000000.00
Okajima (W, 1-0)1.00001100.00
Papelbon (S, 1)1.03111109.00
 
OaklandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Blanton 5.27331304.76
Embree 1.11000100.00
Foulke (H, 1)1.00000100.00
Street (BS, 1)(L, 0-1)1.233312116.20
DiNardo 0.10001000.00

WP: Matsuzaka.
IBB: Ortiz (by Street), Lowell (by DiNardo).
HBP: Cust (by Matsuzaka).
Pitches-strikes: Matsuzaka 95-51, Snyder 16-10, Lopez 9-5, Corey 9-6, Okajima 19-10, Papelbon 23-13, Blanton 94-58, Embree 15-10, Foulke 17-11, Street 32-19, DiNardo 8-2.
Ground outs-fly outs: Matsuzaka 5-4, Snyder 1-2, Lopez 0-1, Corey 2-1, Okajima 1-1, Papelbon 1-0, Blanton 8-6, Embree 3-0, Foulke 0-2, Street 1-2, DiNardo 0-1.
Batters faced: Matsuzaka 23, Snyder 6, Lopez 2, Corey 3, Okajima 4, Papelbon 6, Blanton 24, Embree 4, Foulke 3, Street 9, DiNardo 2.
Inherited runners-scored: Embree 1-0, DiNardo 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Rick Reed. 1B: Hunter Wendelstedt. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Paul Nauert.
Weather: 68 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:39.
Att: 44,628.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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