Despite Workman’s impressive debut, Athletics walk-off with win over Red Sox

The first half of the season didn’t end exactly how the Red Sox had hoped as they fell 3-2 in 11 innings to the Athletics Sunday afternoon in Oakland. The A’s took two-of-three from the Sox over the weekend and the Red Sox went 5-5 on their 10-game West Coast swing.

With the game tied at two in the 11th inning, Josh Donaldson’s bloop single to right off of Matt Thornton scored Chris Young for the game-winning run. It was Thornton’s first appearance for the Sox after being acquired from the White Sox Friday night.

The Red Sox got a fantastic start from Brandon Workman, in his first career start. The rookie did not allow a hit until the seventh inning, but then things fell apart as he allowed two runs in that seventh inning to allow the A’s to tie the game at two. Workman went 6 1/3 innings allowing two runs on just two hits while striking out five. After Coco Crisp broke up his no-hitter, he allowed a two-run homer to Donaldson to tie the game.

Craig Breslow (1 2/3 innings) and Koji Uehara (2 innings) combined to throw 3 1/3 innings of relief despite the loss.

Jacoby Ellsbury led the offense with three hits, while Dustin Pedroia (RBI) added two. Brock Holt had the other RBI, a single in the seventh.

This concludes the first half for the Red Sox as they don’t play again until Friday where they will begin a weekend series against the Yankees at Fenway Park.

What they’ll be saying: This was a tough way to go into the All-Star break, but shouldn’t spoil a tremendous first half for the Red Sox. They still enter the break leading the AL East and the best record in the American League. They will be tested right out of the gates in the second half with their first three series’ against the Yankees, Rays and Orioles … Workman was outstanding in his debut, the only negative was his high pitch count, which may have did him in by allowing the two runs in the seventh inning. As the Sox look for a fifth starter to open the second half, Workman may be that guy.


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