Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 7/3/12

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Brandon Moss' three-run homer highlighted a four-run second inning, and the Oakland Athletics clobbered the Boston Red Sox 6-1 Monday night.

Rookie Jarrod Parker got the win, pitching 6 2/3 innings. He gave up one run on six hits and three walks, and he struck out three. Parker (5-3) has won four of his last five decisions.

Hard-throwing lefty Sean Doolittle retired all seven batters he faced to close out the victory. He struck out three.

Boston's Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-3) made his fifth start since his return from Tommy John surgery and had his worst outing of the season. He lasted only one-plus inning and allowed four hits and five runs.

Oakland's Josh Reddick homered to right field on the first pitch he saw against his former team. He was originally drafted by Boston but traded to the A's with two other players in the offseason in exchange for closer Andrew Bailey and outfielder Ryan Sweeney. Reddick leads the A's with 19 home runs and 41 RBI but was not chosen to participate in the All-Star Game.

Matsuzaka would not record an out in the second inning as the A's batted around. Seth Smith doubled to left-center. The ball was briefly in center fielder Ryan Kalish's glove, but he couldn't hold on. Derek Norris walked, and Moss hit a line drive just over the out-of-town scoreboard in right field to put the Athletics ahead 4-1.

After Brandon Inge singled to left, Matsuzaka was replaced by Clayton Mortensen, who issued two walks. With the bases loaded, Reddick hit a sacrifice fly to center to make it a four-run cushion. Mortensen went five innings in relief, allowing only a run in the sixth to give Oakland a 6-1 advantage.

The Red Sox jumped in front in the first inning. Daniel Nava doubled to right and scored on a single to right by Dustin Pedroia. Parker recovered by getting David Ortiz to ground into a double play.

Pedroia had two of Boston's six hits.

NOTES: This was the third time in Matsuzaka's career that he pitched only one inning. His previous one-inning stint was April 14, 2009, also at Oakland. His next win will be the 50th of his major league career. ... Boston center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, out since mid-April due to a partial right shoulder dislocation, homered Monday on his rehab assignment with the Red Sox's rookie-level Gulf Coast League affiliate. Through three rehab games, he is 2-for-6 with four walks and two strikeouts. He is likely to move up to Class AA Portland (Maine) this week. ... Norris swiped second base for his first career steal in the sixth inning. ... Although the Red Sox are a marquee opponent, the attendance was only 17,434. The Athletics have the third-worst attendance in the major leagues. Only the Tampa Bay Rays and Cleveland Indians average fewer fans per home game. ... Oakland has hit at least one home run in 13 consecutive games, the A's longest stretch since homering in 14 straight from April 27-May 12, 2004.

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