Brandon Moss' bat lifts A's to sweep of Red Sox

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Associated Press

Posted on July 4, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 4 at 6:03 PM

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jemile Weeks hit a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh following Coco Crisp's leadoff triple, and the Oakland Athletics completed a three-game sweep of the Boston Red Sox with a 3-2 win Wednesday.

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz hit his 400th career home run and also scored on Adrian Gonzalez's sixth-inning single, but Boston couldn't avoid its first sweep by the A's since May 23-25, 2008, also in Oakland. The Red Sox lost just their fourth series in the last 17 and completed a disappointing 2-5 road trip through Seattle and Oakland, the AL West's two bottom teams.

Brandon Moss homered leading off the second for his 10th of the season, giving the A's longballs in 15 straight games — most for the club since doing so in 17 in a row from April 12-May 1, 2002.

Moss singled in the fourth and doubled in the sixth, leaving him a triple shy of the cycle.

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