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Athletics 9, Red Sox 8: Boston Pounds Out 18 Hits, But Drops Series Finale

BOSTON (Sports Network) - Kurt Suzuki hit a pair of homers and drove in three as Oakland outslugged Boston, 9-8, in the finale of a three-game set from Fenway Park.

Mark Ellis finished 2-for-3, drove in two runs and scored once for the Athletics, who had dropped the first two games in the series and lost three of four coming in.

Jack Cust added three hits, an RBI and scored three times while Kevin Kouzmanoff and Gabe Gross also knocked in a run each.

Vin Mazzaro (1-0) allowed nine hits and three runs over 3 1/3 relief innings for the win. Starter Brett Anderson left after two innings with left-elbow soreness after giving up five hits and two runs in two frames.

Bill Hall went 4-for-5 with a homer, two RBI and scored four times for the Red Sox, who saw their four-game win streak halted. Jeremy Hermida went 3-for-5 with a two-run homer and Marco Scutaro drove in three in a losing cause.

Tim Wakefield (1-4) allowed eight hits and six runs over six innings to take the loss.