Oakland Athletics defeat Boston Red Sox, 6-3

OAKLAND, Calif. --Jon Lester's hopes for another no-hitter ended with the first batter he faced, and the day never got better for the Boston Red Sox at the close of a lost weekend in Oakland.

Jack Hannahan hit that leadoff single and later drove in two runs, and Jack Cust hit a two-run homer as the Athletics completed a three-game sweep of the defending World Series champions with a 6-3 victory Sunday.

Lester (3-3) allowed seven hits and four runs over five innings, ...

OAKLAND, Calif. - With the no-hitter talk over quickly - Jon Lester gave up a single to leadoff hitter Jack Hannahan just four pitches into yesterday's game - there was a far more important task on the agenda: Winning a game.

Three games into the Red Sox' 10-game swing through three cities, that hasn't happened yet. And it comes on the heels of the Sox dropping their final four games of their last road trip, making it a seven-game skid away from Fenway Park. The A's com...