Going into the seventh inning, the Red Sox had a padded 11-1 lead thanks to a homer and 4 RBI's from leadoff hitter Mike Aviles, a pair of solo bombs off the bat of David Ortiz, a two run homer from Darnell McDonald and a pair of runs driven in by centerfielder Marlon Byrd but Buchholz' struggles would lead to another nail biter on Yawkey Way.
Franklin Morales got the biggest outs of the game in the eighth, getting--former Red Sox--Josh Reddick to ground into a tricky double play, one of three the Athletics ran into.
After Bobby Valentine finally pulled his starter, he used a combination of five relievers to get four outs before going to his closer for the ninth in a non-save situation.
Alfredo Aceves came up with a scoreless ninth inning to give the Sox an 11-6 win in the opener of a seven game home stand at Fenway Park. Tomorrows matchup will feature Felix Doubront vs. Jarrod Parker. Stop by The Yawkey Report for full coverage of the game.
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