Chad Pinder shot wide-break homers and Khris Davis and Mark Canha also hit home runs in the fifth inning as part of the Oakland A’s four-game home total in Saturday’s 8-3 win over the Boston Red Sox to reach three wins In line.
Jed Lowrie also homered in the sixth inning for Oakland, who leads the AL with 63 homers. The A’s manager, Bob Melvin, did not see any of them in person after being ejected in the second inning.
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Although not officially recorded, the A’s said it is believed that Pinder’s shot, which landed in the reserved section square, is the fourth home run to the second floor since its construction in 1996. Jarret Parker San Francisco, had the last of them in 2015, while Larry Walker deposited a ball there in 1999. Mark McGwire also reached the second level against Cleveland in 1996.
Canha opened the fifth inning with home runs against Ben Taylor (0-1). On Friday night, Canha homered in the tenth inning to give the A’s a 3-2 win.
Sean Manaea (2-3) allowed two clean runs in five innings of work.
For the Red Sox, Hanley Ramirez of 4-2 with one produced and one scored. Christian Vazquez of 4-1.