Devers backs Pivetta’s strong start as Red Sox rout A’s 6-1

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.