By Sean McAdam
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.