Jake Peavy Solid, but Sox’ Bats Silent Again – Boston.com

Peavy looked like he was going to get out of it in the third, but with two outs he hung a 0-1 fastball high to Cespedes, who crushed it to deep left center field for a solo homer that made it 2-0.

After Lowrie doubled with one out in the fourth, Peavy struck out Derek Norris, Vogt was able to bloop a single to center, and with two outs Lowrie was running and able to score easily for the third Oakland run of the ballgame. A groundout by Alberto Callaspo ended the fourth with the As up 3-0.

Peavy came back with a 1-2-3 inning in the fifth, aided by two barehand plays by Xander Bogaerts. The righthander sat at 91 pitches as the Sox headed off the field to end the frame.

After the Red Sox cut the As lead to 3-2 in the top of the sixth, Peavy made sure Oakland wouldnt pull away any further, as Moss flew out to center, Josh Donaldson popped out to foul ground, and Jed Lowrie struck out looking.

Despite throwing 106 pitches through six frames, Peavy came back out for the seventh and got Norris to ground out to shortstop before issuing a walk to Vogt that ended his night. John Farrell brought in Chris Capuano to face Callaspo, who grounded into a fielders choice that saw Craig Gentry (pinch running for Vogt) retired at second. Coco Crisp walked to move Eric Sogard (pinch running for Callaspo) to second, and Jaso singled to center to drive in Sogard to make it 4-2 before the Sox got out of the inning.

Peavy threw a season-high 117 pitches in 6 1/3 innings on Thursday, allowing three earned runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts.

Cespedes third inning blast was the 14th home run Peavy allowed this year, second most in the AL behind David Price’s 15 allowed. In 15 starts this season, only three times has he not allowed a roundtripper. The Sox starter had an overall successful outing on Thursday, but once again, the Boston bats could not do enough to get Peavy the win.

Jake Peavy Solid, but Sox’ Bats Silent Again – Boston.com

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