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Sox Hang On To Defeat Athletics

If the Sox have any aspirations of making the playoffs, they will need Adam Dunn to return to his career averages. The prize free agent of the offseason came into Sunday with only six homers and an average about 70 points lower than his weight. Although just one game, Dunn came through with a huge three-run homer on Sunday to help the Sox beat the Athletics 5-4.

Philip Humber kept up his winning ways for the Sox (33-35) going seven innings allowing three runs on just four hits. Humber improved his record on the season to 6-3.

Guillermo Moscoso took the loss for the A’s (28-39). Moscoso (2-3) went six and a third innings allowing five runs (four earned) on just six hits.

Sergio Santos survived a shaky ninth inning to earn his 12th save of the season. Santos gave up a run on two hits and was helped out by a close call at first base that ended the game. Replays showed Coco Crisp appeared to be safe at first, but the Sox got the benefit of the call and held on for the victory.

The Sox will enjoy an off day Monday and then start a three game series with the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night in Minneapolis.