A's sweep Sox, win 3-2

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A's sweep Sox, win 3-2

OAKLAND -- David Ortiz made history Wednesday, but it wasn't enough make the Red Sox winners.
Ortiz smacked his 400th career homer in the fourth inning, but the Red Sox were swept by the Oakland A's, pinned with a 3-2 loss. Boston finished it's seven-game road trip with a 2-5 mark against two teams (Oakland and Seattle) with losing records.
Aaron Cook pitched into the seventh inning, but was saddled with the loss. Coco Crisp tripled to right-center to start the inning and rode home with the go-ahead run when Andrew Miller allowed a single to left to Jemile Weeks through a drawn-in infield.
The Sox mustered just three hits on the afternoon while suffering their first sweep here since 2008.
Other than the solo homer by Ortiz, the only other Red Sox run came in the seventh when Ortiz walked, took second on an error by Weeks and scored on a single to center by Adrian Gonzalez. Gonzalez's hit extended his hitting streak to 15 games, but represented his first RBI on the trip.
Brandon Moss homered off Cook in the second -- his second of the series against his former team -- and scored the second run when Brandon Inge doubled him home in the fifth.

Red Sox avoid arbitration with Bogaerts, Holt with 1-year deals

Red Sox avoid arbitration with Bogaerts, Holt with 1-year deals

Facing a 1 p.m. Friday deadline to avoid arbitration, the Red Sox reportedly agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal with center field Jackie Bradley Jr., and also avoided hearings with six other players.

Shortstop Xander Bogaerts, utilityman Brock Holt, pitchers Joe Kelly, Robbie Ross Jr., Tyler Thornburgh and catcher Sandy Leon also agreed to one-year deals.

Terms of the deals were not announced.

It leaves left-handers Fernando Abad and Drew Pomeranz as the only arbitration-eligible Red Sox without a deal.  

Report: Bradley Jr. avoids arbitration, agrees to 1-year, $3.6M deal with Red Sox

Report: Bradley Jr. avoids arbitration, agrees to 1-year, $3.6M deal with Red Sox

Red Sox center fielder Jackie Bradley avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal with the team, ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick reported.

Bradley, who turns 27 April 19, had his best season in 2016, hitting .267 with 26 homers and a league-best 29-game hitting streak. He also won his first Gold Glove. A Scott Boras client, Bradley isn’t eligible for free agency until 2020. 
 
Friday at 1 p.m. was the deadline to reach deals to avoid arbitration. 

Other arbitration-eligible Red Sox are infielders Xander Bogaerts and Brock Holt, left-handers Drew Pomeranz and Fernando Abad, right-handers Joe Kelly, Robbie Ross and Tyler Thornburg and catcher Sandy Leon.