#RedSox Game Summary (May 18) Two steps forward, one step back. The Red Sox have not won more than 2 games in a row since April 18th, so I guess this loss should come as no surprise after two thrilling victories in St. Louis. Hector Velazquez showed why he is not quite ready for prime time after this start against the Oakland A’s, in which he gave up 6 runs on 9 hits, including two doubles and three home runs, over 5 innings, while walking 2 and whiffing 4. The Sox started the scoring with a series of singles in the first that accounted for one run, and another scored on a sac fly. In the 4th, Mitch Moreland’s solo bomb gave Boston a 3rd run. That was it for Boston’s batters, who were fairly well stifled by Oakland starter Sonny Gray. Meanwhile, in the 1st, back-to-back jacks by our old friend Jed Lowrie (a 2 run job) and Khris Davis put the Sox in a hole from which they would not emerge. In the 4th, the White Elephants erupted again with 3 hits, including a double by Tervor Plouffe and a homer by Chad Pinder, for another 3 aces. Then in the 6th, with Robbie Ross, Jr. on the mound, a walk and 3 singles, followed by a fielder’s choice provided the Athletics with an additional 2 run cushion. Thus, Ross punched his ticket back to Pawtucket. Davis also doubled in the game. Oakland beat Boston, 8-3, at the Alameda County Coliseum. Record: 21-19. Game 40/122.