Red Sox 5, Athletics 0

April 2, 2008 7:52:34 PM PDT
Jon Lester tossed three-hit ball into the seventh inning and David Ortiz broke a scoreless tie with a two-run homer as Boston topped Oakland 5-0. The Red Sox won three of the four-game series that began in Japan last week.

Boston's Kevin Youkilis played in his 194th straight errorless game, setting a major league record for first basemen. He drove in a run and Jason Varitek homered.

Lester got the win to improve to 1-and-1, while Alan Embree took the loss in relief for his first decision of the season.