Red Sox rally for 7 runs in 8th, sweep Athletics 7-4

Jun 7, 2015 7:09 PM by Sarkis Nigolian

BOSTON (AP) - Rusney Castillo hit a solo homer and an RBI single during a seven-run rally in the eighth inning that sent the Boston Red Sox over the Oakland Athletics 7-4 Sunday for a three-game sweep.

Xander Bogaerts delivered a go-ahead, two-run double. The Red Sox got eight hits in the comeback before ambidextrous Pat Venditte, Oakland's fifth pitcher of the inning, got the last out.

Steven Wright (3-2) pitched 3 1-3 innings of shutout relief for the win. Tommy Layne threw a perfect ninth for his first save.

Kendall Graveman took a shutout into the eighth inning before Castillo led off with a homer. Bogaerts doubled off Tyler Clippard (0-3) and Castillo's single capped the scoring.

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