Coco Crisp drove in Kyle Blanks with a two-out single in the eighth inning and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 on Friday night. "Gentry's a special player," said Crisp. The A's have won the first two of this series after dropping two of three to the Red Sox at Fenway Park last month. hit a two-run single to drive in Mike Napoli and Jonny Gomes. It could have been worse. Gentry was no slouch, reaching base twice in three plate appearances and providing a remarkable catch in the second with runners on first and second to jumpstart an inning-ending double play.