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Bogaerts, Dalbec homer, Red Sox roll to 8-1 win over A's

Xander Bogaerts and Bobby Dalbec each hit a two-run home run, and the Boston Red Sox avoided a sweep with an 8-1 win over the Oakland Athletics.
Credit: AP
Oakland Athletics' Sean Murphy, left, and Sean Manaea (55) watch a replay from the mounds in the third inning of a baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Thursday, May 13, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BOSTON (AP) - Xander Bogaerts and Bobby Dalbec each hit a two-run home run, and the Boston Red Sox avoided a sweep with an 8-1 win over the Oakland Athletics. 

The Red Sox jumped on A’s left-hander Sean Manaea, pounding out 10 hits and seven runs in the first three innings on the way to snapping a three-game skid. 

Boston finished with 13 hits on the night. Garrett Richards took advantage of the early support and allowed no runs and five hits, striking out four over six innings. He’s won three of his last four starts. Garrett Whitlock gave up one run over three innings to get his first career save.