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Adding Insult to Injuries

Athletics starter Brett Anderson left the game after two innings with elbow tightness and Ryan Sweeney departed in the third when Mark Ellis’s knee hit Sweeney’s head when both attempted to catch a ball in foul territory.

On the Red Sox side Darnell McDonald tweaked his knee on a pickoff attempt in the fourth. He toughed it out only to be thrown out running from second to home when Gabe Gross fielded Jeremy Hermida’s single to right.

Victor Martinez, who recently had to sit out a few games because of a foot contusion, was sent home by Tim Bogar in the third on Kevin Youkilis’s line drive double to left. The two runners represented the potential runs that would have extended Boston’s four game winning streak. But Bogar seems to be determined to earn a nickname like “Wave ’Em In” Wendell Kim and “Death Wish” Dale Sveum. Tim Bogus? Bogie? Booger?

Kurt Suzuki is the bane of Tim Wakefield’s existence. The plucky catcher broke up the knuckleballer’s no-hit bid in the eighth inning on April 15, 2009. Wakefield was far from a hurling a no-hitter in the afternoon game, and Suzuki took advantage by taking the veteran pitcher deep twice.

After dropping the getaway game the Red Sox travel to Baltimore and Cleveland to face two cellar-dwelling squads. The seven-game road trip should be a great opportunity to make up ground in the standings, provided Bogar recovers his depth perception.

Game 55: June 3, 2010
9W: Vin Mazzaro (1-0)
H: Brad Ziegler (9), Jerry Blevins (5)
S: Andrew Bailey (12)
2B: Gabe Gross (5), Mark Ellis (5), Eric Patterson (5)
HR: Kurt Suzuki – 2 (7), Jack Cust (1), Kevin Kouzmanoff (5)
Red Sox
8L: Tim Wakefield (1-4)
2B: Jeremy Hermida (7), Kevin Youkilis – 2 (13), Dustin Pedroia – 2 (19), Bill Hall (2), J.D. Drew (13)
HR: Jeremy Hermida (5), Marco Scutaro (3), Bill Hall (5)

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