BOSTON -- Returning to the mound for the first time in almost a month, John Lackey earned his first victory since April 24 as the Red Sox completed a sweep of the Oakland A's with a 6-3 victory.
Lackey, who spent three weeks on the DL with elbow soreness, allowed three runs on just two hits in 5 23 innings. He hit three batters and walked two others.
A three-run homer by Carl Crawford -- his first homer of the season at Fenway -- spotted the Sox a quick lead on Oakland starter Brett Anderson.
Adrian Gonzalez added a two-run homer to the opposite field in the fourth for his third home run of the homestand. A run-scoring single by Dustin Pedroia in the sixth accounted for the final Red Sox run.
David Ortiz had three of the Red Sox' 12 hits and was robbed of a fourth when former teammate Coco Crisp sprinted to the triangle in right-center and robbed him of extra bases in the sixth.
The sweep was the fifth of the year for the Red Sox.
Matt Albers, Tommy Hottovy, Dan Wheeler and Daniel Bard combined to provide 3 13 innings of scoreless relief.
BOSTON - Marco Hernandez scored the go-ahead run on Pedro Strop's wild pitch in Boston's four-run eighth inning, helping the Red Sox beat the sloppy Chicago Cubs 6-2 on Sunday night.
The Red Sox took two of three in the lively weekend series that featured a strong showing for Cubs fans, chants in support of each side and the World Series trophies that ended long title droughts for the once-frustrated franchises.
Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer for Boston, and the Red Sox got two more runs on shortstop Addison Russell's throwing error in the eighth.
Kris Bryant hit a solo homer for Chicago, extending his hitting streak to 11 games. The Cubs closed a nine-game road trip at 5-4.
A Taiwanese announcer's call outshined Hanley Ramirez's homer.
In a video that made rounds on the internet Sunday, the Taiwanese broadcaster delivered a laughable response to Ramirez's homer.
"This ball is long gone! Just like the ex-girlfriend who will never return! Home run!" the man yelled.
The hit took place a few years ago when he was in the Taiwanese league. He is now playing in Japan. But frankly, he many never have another home run as epic as that one. And he certainly won't get a call as epic as that one.
Watch the video in the tweet below.