Daisuke Matsuzaka can't help snap the Sox losing skid. In fact, it's quite the opposite, as Matsuzaka is blasted for six runs in 3.2 innings and the Sox lose in Oakland, 6-2.
Jacoby Ellsbury was out of the lineup Sunday in the Red Sox' series finale in Oakland. So, Pedro Ciriaco is pressed into duty in the outfield.
The Sox have looked pretty flat on the field, but on Saturday they show signs of life in the dugout.
The Red Sox lose their fifth in a row and manage only four hits in a 7-1 loss to the Athletics.