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The rundown

Emil Brown just committed what may go down as the most boneheaded running play of 2008. His 10th-inning double scored Daric Barton to make it 6-5, but he then inexplicably tried to advance to third and was tagged out in a rundown.

What else to expect from a former Royal?

Cost the A’s a tie game, too. Bobby Crosby and Jack Hannahan followed the blunder with hits off Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon, but Papelbon gives up three hits in a row about as often as Eric Chavez misses openers. And he got Kurt Suzuki on a ground out to first to end it.

Red Sox 6, A’s 5.

Time to catch a quick nap.

rhurd