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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 1:00 am

Roundup

A's pitcher beats Red Sox again

Associated Press

BOSTON – Sean Manaea beat the Boston Red Sox again in his first outing against them since pitching a no-hitter, and Khris Davis hit one of three solo homers by the Oakland Athletics in a 6-5 victory Monday night.

Matt Joyce and Matt Olson also went deep for the A's, who had lost five of six to the Astros and Yankees. Davis connected for his team-leading 12th home run as Oakland handed Rick Porcello his first loss of the season.

J.D. Martinez and Rafael Devers each hit a solo shot for the Red Sox.

Manaea (5-4) gave up four runs – three earned – and eight hits in six-plus innings to snap his two-game skid. He threw the seventh no-hitter in Oakland history at home against the Red Sox on April 21.

Blake Treinen got three outs for his seventh save.

Porcello (5-1) gave up five runs and nine hits over six innings, striking out five without issuing a walk.

Trailing 2-1 in the fourth, the Athletics grabbed the lead with three runs. Jonathan Lucroy had a two-run double into the left-field corner before Dustin Fowler tripled.

The Red Sox sliced it to 4-3 in the fifth on Hanley Ramirez's run-scoring grounder before Olson restored the two-run lead with a homer in the sixth. 

RAYS 2, ROYALS 1: In Kansas City, Missouri, Adeiny Hechavarria danced around catcher Salvador Perez with an inventive slide at home plate to score the go-ahead run for Tampa Bay.

Hechavarria ran through third base coach Matt Quatraro's stop sign on Matt Duffy's single to right field in the sixth inning, sidestepped Perez to the right, then dived back toward the plate. Hechavarria faked toward the dish with his right hand, then jabbed his left hand just past Perez's outstretched glove to tag the plate. Umpire Rob Drake immediately signaled him safe.