Connor Wong drives in three, Nick Pivetta strikes out 13 as Crimson Sox beat A’s

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Pivetta’s career-high 13 Ok’s got here in a aid look wherein he didn’t permit a success.

Boston’s Connor Wong hits an RBI single in opposition to the Oakland Athletics in the course of the second inning of a sport Monday, July 17, 2023, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Picture/Godofredo A. Vásquez) AP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When moved to the bullpen in Could, Nick Pivetta caught with the identical mindset he had as a starter decided to not let the change have an effect on how he helped the Crimson Sox.

And now supervisor Alex Cora is reconsidering a spot within the rotation given Boston’s lengthy stretch of video games subsequent month and not using a break.

The appropriate-hander (6-5) matched his profession excessive with 13 strikeouts over six hitless innings of aid in Boston’s 1-hitter and Connor Wong hit a two-run double and singled in a run for a career-high three RBIs, main the Crimson Sox previous the Oakland Athletics 7-0 on Monday evening for his or her eighth win in 9 video games.

Pivetta’s 13 strikeouts have been most by a reliever in Crimson Sox historical past. He grew to become simply the sixth aid pitcher since 1901 to strike out 13 or extra.

“I feel for me I don’t actually know what it’s I feel I’m doing what I’ve all the time been doing, going out pitching, it doesn’t matter the place I’m pitching or after I’m pitching,” he stated. “Simply being constant is a very powerful factor for me and that’s simply what I’m targeted on.”

He changed lefty opener Brennan Bernardino, who labored two innings. It marked Pivetta’s ninth profession double-digit strikeout sport and first of 2023 — and his most Ks with the Crimson Sox after placing out 13 whereas pitching for the Phillies in June 18, 2018, in opposition to Saint Louis.

Boston performs 16 straight video games with out an off day in mid-August, so Pivetta could also be known as to start out once more.

“That was spectacular,” Cora stated. “Good fastball, good command of his off-speed pitches, working forward, nice tempo. … We have been capable of lengthen him once more and now he’ll be prepared, innings-wise and all that he ought to be prepared for Sunday.”

Justin Turner and Adam Duvall added sacrifice flies for Boston, which is 6-1 in a stretch of 12 straight matchups in opposition to groups under .500.

The A’s managed solely Ryan Noda’s first-inning single, misplaced their eighth straight sport and dropped a season-high 46 video games underneath .500 at 25-71. The sport drew a Crimson Sox-heavy crowd of 9,987.

Oakland was held to at least one hit or fewer for the third time this 12 months and was shut out for the eleventh. The A’s struck out a season-high 18 occasions.

Oakland right-hander Paul Blackburn (1-2), scratched from his beforehand scheduled begin in opposition to Boston on July 8 due to sickness, allowed a season-high six runs and matched his most hits allowed at 9, pitching 5 2/3 innings.


A’s first-round draft decide Jacob Wilson took batting apply and groundballs along with his household watching on the sphere. The sixth total choice, he’s the son of former main leaguer Jack Wilson.

“It’s surreal,” stated the youthful Wilson, who receives a $5.5 million signing bonus from Oakland.

Supervisor Mark Kotsay confronted the brand new infielder’s father — “Nice competitor, nice athlete, nice shortstop, only a baseball participant.”

He sees similarities within the son.


Plate umpire Emil Jimenez grabbed at his proper leg and was shaken after being hit by a pitch within the high of the ninth. Jimenez stayed within the sport after being checked on by the A’s athletic coaching workers.

Crimson Sox: 3B Rafael Devers was held out with tightness in his proper calf that grew to become bothersome throughout Sunday’s highway win in opposition to the Cubs. Supervisor Alex Cora hopes it’s solely a day. … INF Pablo Reyes (belly pressure) will be part of Triple-A Worcester on Tuesday to proceed his rehab video games. … RHP Corey Kluber (proper shoulder irritation) is scheduled to start a rehab project within the minors Friday whereas SS Trevor Story might quickly start a rehab project of his personal as he works again from Tommy John surgical procedure on his proper elbow. … C Connor Wong is slated for a day without work Tuesday with Jorge Alfaro incomes a begin. … LHP Richard Bleier was reinstated from the 15-day injured listing and designated RHP Jake Faria for project.

Athletics: OF Ramón Laureano (fractured proper hand) is about to start a five-game rehab project with Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday. … RHP Dany Jiménez (shoulder) additionally will pitch for Las Vegas on Wednesday in his first outing, one inning and 20 pitches. … LF Brent Rooker returned to the lineup after sitting out Sunday with a flu bug.


The Crimson Sox hadn’t introduced a starter for Tuesday once they use one other opener to pitch reverse RHP Luis Medina (2-7, 6.34 ERA), who relieved opener Sam Lengthy at Boston on July 7.


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