The pies were flying Sunday afternoon as the A’s recovered from a slow start to come from behind and beat the Red Sox in extra innings, and head into the All-Star break in first place in the AL west for the first time since 2006.
Josh Donaldson was the recipient of the customary celebratory pie, as he drove in all three of the A’s runs on the day, including the game winning RBI single in the eleventh inning in the 3-2 walk-off win.
“He’s a fighter, he’s got that competitive bone. In situations that are big, he’s not scared of them, he enjoys them,” said Bob Melvin about his third baseman.
It was a rough start to the day for Oakland hitters as Boston pitcher Brandon Workman took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. The rookie had control of all of his pitches, mixing speed well, and commanding location.
Coco Crisp finally broke through, legging out an infield single despite a valiant diving effort from Dustin Pedroia. Two batters later, Donaldson crushed one of the only mistakes of t...