Alfredo Aceves pitched two strong innings, followed by one disastrous one.
Aceves' own mistakes and a few by his teammates piled up quickly as Oakland scored six runs in the third and went on to shut out the Red Sox 13-0 Tuesday night in a game shortened to seven innings because of rain.
''It's not like only one thing. It's couple things,'' Aceves said.
Aceves (1-1) allowed eight runs - seven earned - on seven hits, four walks as well as a pair of balks before he was pulled with one out in the top of the fourth. He also made a throwing error after failing to cover first in time as the A's capitalized on the Red Sox's blunders as conditions continued to deteriorate in the steady, blowing rain.
''I thought Alfredo got off to a couple of good innings and then in the third inning things started to unravel,'' Boston manager John Farrell said.
Bartolo Colon (3-0) fared much better for Oakland. He allowed just three hits and struck out seven while pitching all seven innings and had li...