Oakland Athletics defeat Boston Red Sox, 2-1

OAKLAND, Calif. -- The margin of error is so tiny that Josh Beckett was actually chiding himself for throwing a fastball high and away to Eric Chavez in the fourth inning that resulted in the A's first run.

``That was a dumb pitch to Chavez," Beckett said following the Red Sox' 2-1 loss to the A's before 30,517 at McAfee Coliseum last night. ``We were outplayed in every aspect of the game."

A pitcher isn't supposed to utter those words on a night when he works seven ...