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Martinez Leads Red Sox's Offensive Surge To Beat A's, 9-4

BOSTON (Sports Network) - Victor Martinez tied a career high with five hits including four doubles, two RBI and two runs scored as Boston took a 9-4 decision over Oakland in the opener of a three-game set from Fenway Park.

Adrian Beltre collected three hits including a three-run homer for the Red Sox, who have won three in a row. Kevin Youkilis was 2-for-4 with an RBI and scored twice, while Bill Hall and J.D. Drew also knocked in runs.

John Lackey (6-3) earned the win despite allowing 12 hits and four runs over six innings.

Daric Barton slugged a two-run homer, with Jack Cust and Mark Ellis adding an RBI each for the Athletics, who had won three of four in Detroit.

Tyson Ross (1-4) took the loss after yielding two runs and walking two without retiring a batter.