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Stephen Piscotty homered in his first at-bat after being reinstated from the bereavement list and saluted his late mother as he crossed home plate, helping lead the Oakland Athletics to a 5-3 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night in a game delayed nearly two hours because of weather. J.D. Martinez LF 5. Matt Chapman and Mark Canha had two RBIs apiece for the A's, who took the first two games of the series against the struggling Red Sox.
Benintendi's solo homer in the fifth pulled Boston back within 3-2, but the A's tacked on a pair of runs in the eighth. Martinez completed the early blitz of Oakland starter Trevor Cahill by hammering a 2-1 pitch out by the flagpole, his seventh homer in 14 games to make it 3-0.
Given the middle of the Athletics order, Barnes threw a scoreless inning of relief, dropping his ERA to 2.89 on the season.
Chris Sale couldn't quite harness his crackling fastball on this night, limited to five innings as his pitch count swelled to 102.
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The addition of Martinez isn't the only reason the Red Sox are hitting more long balls this year. He's hitting.306 to go with his five homers.
Sale threw 60 pitches at 95 miles per hour or harder, a noticeable jump from the 92.9 miles per hour he averaged on his fastball through his first nine starts. He homered in the first inning, his 12th of the season. With 100 pitches previous year he could get into the seventh inning and beyond.
Barnes worked around a two-out single in the sixth, excelling in the sort of high-leverage role he's carved out early in the season.
Kimbrel allowed his fourth homer of the year in the ninth inning.