Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 5/1/12
BOSTON -- Rookie right-hander Jarrod Parker pitched 6 2/3 innings for his first major league win as the Oakland A's ended their three-game losing streak by hanging on for a 5-3 win over the Red Sox at chilly Fenway Park on Tuesday night. Lefty Jordan Norberto got the last two outs with the tying runs on base to record his first big-league save. The loss kept the Red Sox, winners of seven of their last nine, from climbing above the .500 mark for the first time this season. Boston fell to 11-12. Mike Aviles chased Oakland closer Grant Balfour with a two-run single in the ninth, and the tying runs were on base when Norberto came on to strike out Lars Anderson and get Dustin Pedroia to ground out and end the game. The A's had yielded 26 runs during the losing streak, 11 in Monday's night's series-opening loss to Boston. However, Parker, making his third big league start (second with the A's), yielded just four hits, walked two and struck out four. Brian Fuentes bailed him out of...
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