Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/4/12
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Brandon Moss drove in the tying run with a single, and Coco Crisp hit a sacrifice fly to center field to win it for the Oakland Athletics, who they rallied for two runs in the ninth inning Tuesday to beat the Boston Red Sox 3-2. In his first start since June 17, Oakland's Bartolo Colon pitched six innings, allowing five hits and two runs (one earned). Jordan Noberto, Jim Miller and Jerry Blevins (2-0) tossed a combined three scoreless innings. The loss wasted a fine outing by Boston's Jon Lester, who pitched 6 2/3 innings, giving up one run on four hits and a walk. He struck out nine. Alfredo Aceves (0-6) blew the lead in the ninth, making him 19-for-23 on save opportunities this season. He had converted his previous eight save chances. In the ninth, Chris Carter singled and with one out, and pinch hitter Cliff Pennington singled, putting runners at first and second. Moss' hit to center scored the Carter, and Pennington moved over to third and Moss to seco...
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