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The A's were four outs from clinching their first trip to the ALCS since 1992, but the Red Sox scored twice in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Oakland and force Game 5. Tim Hudson left after just one inning with a strained left oblique.  Full story >

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After an afternoon of stomach-churning, nail-biting baseball, David Ortiz strode to the plate in the bottom of the eighth with two outs and his team trailing by a run. Ortiz rifled a a two-run double to force a winner-take-all Game 5 in Oakland on Monday.  Full story >

Box Score:   BOS 5, OAK 4  
October 5, 2003
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Athletics
0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0   4 11 1
Red Sox
0 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 X   5 7 0

Oakland AB R H RBI BBSOLOBAVG
Ellis, 2B 4000114.143
Durazo, DH 5010004.235
Chavez, 3B 4010002.056
Tejada, SS 4000003.053
Hatteberg, 1B 3210111.200
Guillen, LF 4020001.375
Melhuse, C 4131000.750
Dye, RF 4123011.200
Byrnes, CF 4010014.462
Totals3641142420 
 
BATTING
2B: Chavez (1, Wakefield).
3B: Melhuse (1, Burkett).
HR: Dye (1, 6th inning off Burkett, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Durazo; Chavez 2; Hatteberg; Guillen 2; Melhuse 5; Dye 5; Byrnes.
RBI: Dye 3 (3), Melhuse (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Durazo 2, Byrnes, Tejada, Hatteberg.
Team LOB: 7.
 
FIELDING
E: Ellis (1, throw).
DP: (Chavez-Ellis-Hatteberg).
 
 
Boston AB R H RBI BBSOLOBAVG
Damon, CF 4112000.294
Garciaparra, SS 4110010.375
Walker, 2B 4111001.357
Jackson, 2B 0000000.000
Ramirez, LF 4120000.188
Ortiz, DH 4012011.059
1-Brown, PR-DH 0000000.000
Millar, 1B 3000102.176
Nixon, RF 2010101.333
Mueller, 3B 2000103.125
Varitek, C 3100001.273
Totals30575329 
 

1-Ran for Ortiz in the 8th.
 
BATTING
2B: Garciaparra (1, Foulke), Ortiz (1, Foulke).
HR: Damon (1, 3rd inning off Sparks, 1 on, 1 out), Walker (3, 6th inning off Rincon, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Damon 4; Garciaparra 2; Walker 4; Ramirez 2; Ortiz 2; Nixon.
RBI: Damon 2 (3), Walker (4), Ortiz 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Ortiz 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Nixon, Mueller, Millar.
GIDP: Mueller.
Team LOB: 4.
 
FIELDING
Outfield assists: Damon (Guillen at 3rd base).
DP: (Millar).
 
Oakland IP H R ER BBSOHRERA
Hudson 1.00000103.52
Sparks 4.02223114.50
Rincon (H, 1) 2.02110015.40
Foulke (BS, 1) (L, 0-1) 1.03220003.60
 
Boston IP H R ER BBSOHRERA
Burkett 5.19442116.75
Wakefield 1.22000003.52
Williamson (W, 2-0) 2.00000300.00
 
Pitches-strikes: Hudson 9-7, Sparks 71-35, Rincon 24-16, Foulke 24-16, Burkett 108-63, Wakefield 18-13, Williamson 28-18.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hudson 1-1, Sparks 7-4, Rincon 3-3, Foulke 1-2, Burkett 4-10, Wakefield 1-4, Williamson 1-2.
Batters faced: Hudson 3, Sparks 17, Rincon 7, Foulke 6, Burkett 26, Wakefield 6, Williamson 6.
Umpires: HP: Gerry Davis. 1B: Jim Joyce. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Ed Montague. LF: Ted Barrett. RF: Paul Emmel.
Weather: 55 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, In from LF.
T: 3:02.
Att: 35,048.
 
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