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After a day of rain in Boston, the skies relented just in time for first pitch. But the Oakland A's, behind starter Ted Lilly, couldn't weather the effects of four errors and some questionable baserunning, coming up just short in an extra-inning loss at Fenway Park in Game 3 of their American League Division Series.  Full story >

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After 11 innings of pressure-packed baseball, the Red Sox were able to exhale late Saturday night with the knowledge that they will play at least one more day, thanks to Trot Nixon's walk-off, two-run homer. The Sox staved off elimination in Game 3 of the ALDS in a game that had great pitching, weird plays and precious little offense.  Full story >

Box Score:   BOS 3, OAK 1  
October 4, 2003
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   11   R   H   E 
Athletics
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 4
Red Sox
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   3 7 2

Oakland AB R H RBI BBSOLOBAVG
McMillon, LF 5000015.000
Durazo, DH 4100123.250
Tejada, SS 5000012.067
Chavez, 3B 4000100.000
Hernandez, C 5000014.231
Hatteberg, 1B 4010000.167
Ellis, 2B 4010011.200
Long, RF 4010001.286
Byrnes, CF 4030010.556
Totals391602716 
 
BATTING
TB: Hatteberg; Ellis; Long; Byrnes 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hernandez 2, Durazo 2.
Team LOB: 7.
 
BASERUNNING
SB: Byrnes (1, 2nd base off Lowe/Varitek).
 
FIELDING
E: Tejada (1, fielding), Chavez 2 (2, throw, error), Hernandez (1, fielding).
DP: 2 (Chavez-Ellis-Hatteberg 2).
 
 
Boston AB R H RBI BBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF 4010012.308
Garciaparra, SS 4020103.417
Mueller, 3B 5000024.143
Ramirez, LF 4000123.083
Ortiz, DH 4000114.000
Millar, 1B 4010112.214
Varitek, C 4110003.375
1-Brown, PR 0000000.000
Mirabelli, C 1110000.500
Kapler, RF 4000004.000
b-Nixon, PH 1112000.250
Jackson, 2B 3000012.000
a-Walker, PH-2B 1000000.400
Totals393724827 
 
a-Popped out for Jackson in the 9th. b-Homered for Kapler in the 11th.
1-Ran for Varitek in the 9th.
 
BATTING
2B: Damon (2, Lilly).
HR: Nixon (1, 11th inning off Harden, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Damon 2; Garciaparra 2; Millar; Varitek; Mirabelli; Nixon 4.
RBI: Nixon 2 (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ortiz 2, Garciaparra, Millar.
GIDP: Garciaparra, Kapler.
Team LOB: 10.
 
BASERUNNING
SB: Garciaparra (1, 2nd base off Mecir/Hernandez).
 
FIELDING
E: Lowe (1, throw), Garciaparra (1, fielding).
Outfield assists: Ramirez (Tejada at home).
 
Oakland IP H R ER BBSOHRERA
Lilly 7.02102500.00
Bradford 1.22001200.00
Rincon 0.20000106.75
Mecir 0.21001000.00
Harden (L, 1-1) 0.122200113.50
 
Boston IP H R ER BBSOHRERA
Lowe 7.06102201.04
Timlin 3.00000300.00
Williamson (W, 1-0) 1.00000200.00
 
IBB: Ortiz (by Bradford), Ramirez (by Mecir), Chavez (by Lowe).
HBP: Damon (by Lilly).
Pitches-strikes: Lilly 107-73, Bradford 22-14, Rincon 6-4, Mecir 16-6, Harden 9-6, Lowe 100-66, Timlin 33-23, Williamson 14-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lilly 8-8, Bradford 3-0, Rincon 0-1, Mecir 0-2, Harden 0-1, Lowe 14-4, Timlin 3-3, Williamson 0-1.
Batters faced: Lilly 28, Bradford 7, Rincon 2, Mecir 4, Harden 3, Lowe 29, Timlin 9, Williamson 3.
Umpires: HP: Paul Emmel. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Jim Joyce. 3B: Bill Welke. LF: Ed Montague. RF: Ted Barrett.
Weather: 60 degrees, drizzle.
Wind: 16 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:42.
Att: 35,460.
 
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