Boston Red Sox defeat Oakland Athletics, 12-2

Every day brings more familiarity for Jason Bay.

A new routine. A new route to the ballpark. A new hitting coach. Discovering that to avoid headaches he must remove his helmet after scoring because his new teammates like to pound on it. Learning to love hitting at Fenway Park, where Bay launched a three-run first-inning homer off Oakland lefthander Dana Eveland to give the Red Sox a 5-2 lead en route to a 12-2 win last night over the A's.

While it might be too soon t...

BOSTON—A triple and the game-winning run in his debut. The go-ahead home run in his second game.

No doubt about it: Jason Bay is setting expectations high in Boston.

"It's the same game," Bay said after his first home run with the Red Sox helped Boston cruise to a 12-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics on Saturday night.

"Regardless of what jersey I'm wearing, it's the same game I've played my entire life."

Bay drilled a 3-1 pitch from Oakland starter Dana Eve...