Oakland Athletics defeat Boston Red Sox, 9-8

The ball entered Nick Green’s glove, the fleet Rajai Davis heading toward first base.

As Green set to throw, it looked like trouble. Green, the formerly shaky shortstop turned reliable gloveman, already had an error in the inning, his throw into the dugout allowing Tommy Everidge to score and Mark Ellis to reach second after an infield hit.

But it was that second throw, which got away from Kevin Youkilis at first, that caused the most damage. It allowed Ellis to score, ...