Drew Pomeranz is experiencing his best year since being traded from the Oakland Athletics in the winter before the 2016 season.
On Thursday, the lefty starter pitched a quality start against his former team, logging six innings while allowing one run on five hits.
The Boston Red Sox, who acquired Pomeranz after the A’s sent him to San Diego, went on to win — 6-2.
It wasn’t a dominant outing. Pomeranz recorded just two perfect innings, but mistakes on the basepaths cost Oakland.
In the fifth, Mark Canha stifled his team’s best opportunity to rally by getting thrown out at third base to end the threat. Two innings prior, Chad Pinder was caught trying to extend a single into a double.
“We had some opportunities, and we had a couple base running mistakes early in the game that cost us,” manager Bob Melvin told reporters.
Daniel Gossett, the A’s rookie pitcher, faced one of the best offenses in baseball for the second-straight outing. The righty threw 5.1 innings, allowing five hits and a walk.
He ran into trouble in the sixth, a frame after surrendering a solo shot to Christian Vazquez. After recording the first out, Gossett gave up back-to-back doubles to Dustin Pedroia and Andrew Benintendi to end his day.
Ryon Healy turned redirected a 99-mph fastball in the eighth inning 408 feet for his 25th home run of the season. But with Santiago Casilla allowing a run and an inherited runner to score, the game was too far out of reach to matter.Boston Red SoxDrew PomeranzMLBOakland Athletics