After nearly 11 hours from the first pitch to the
last, the Boston Red Sox could finally rest and dry out after a
rain-delayed doubleheader sweep of the Oakland Athletics on
The New York Mets had their second win of the day on Thursday, the 4-1 defeat of the A’s coming after a 2-hour-15 minute rail delay Thursday afternoon followed a Wednesday night rain delay which pushed the end of that game into Thursday morning.
Will Venable hit a leadoff home run and Clayton Richard some support for a change, lifting the San Diego Padres over the Boston Red Sox 5-1 Wednesday in a game delayed by rain four times before it was called after 71/2 innings.
The Boston Red Sox and Los Angles Angles racked up exactly five hours of playing time, more than 2 1/2 hours of rain delay, a total of 14 pitchers and 13 innings before Bobby Abreau ended the game with a two-run single off Daiske Matsuzaka — in Matsuzaka’s first appearance in relief.