Boston — Rafael Devers hit a three-run homer, Nick Pivetta pitched eight strong innings and the Boston Red Sox beat the slumping Oakland Athletics 6-1.
JD Martinez also homered for Boston, which was back at home after going 8-2 on a West Coast road trip that started with a three-game sweep at Oakland.
The A’s, who had lost 11 of 12 entering Tuesday, didn’t fare any better in Boston.
Oakland had just two hits off Pivetta (6-5) until Stephen Vogt’s solo homer in the eighth broke up the shutout bid.
Jared Koenig (0-2) took the loss.
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