Red Sox Give Terry Francona Team Effort While Avoiding Sweep in Oakland

Red Sox Give Terry Francona Team Effort While Avoiding Sweep in Oakland The Red Sox’ struggles in Oakland continued over the weekend, but the Sox were able to salvage at least a game in the series by winning Sunday’s finale against the A’s.

It wasn’t easy, but Boston was able to get the job done with a little help from seemingly everybody.

Outfielders J.D. Drew and Ryan Kalish pitched in with timely hitting and Red Sox starter Josh Beckett wasn’t his sharpest, but was resilient enough to give the team a chance to win.

“He reeled it in and made some big pitches,” Red Sox manager Terry Francona said of Beckett’s performance. “He got us to the sixth, and it wasn’t always easy, but he was good enough. He gave our offense a chance to kick in and do something.”

Check out the video below for more from Francona including his thoughts on what has made Ryan Kalish so valuable to the Red Sox down the stretch.

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