OAKLAND, Calif. Irv Smith Jr. Vikings Jersey . -- Athletics manager Bob Melvin is already starting to run out of superlatives to describe Scott Kazmir. The right-hander has been so effective in his first season with Oakland that Melvin might need to break out a thesaurus when talking about the veteran pitcher. Kazmir pitched seven innings to win his fourth straight start, Yoenis Cespedes hit his 14th home run and the As beat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 on Thursday night. "Its a broken record talking about him because were seeing basically the same game out of him," Melvin said. "I had heard last year maybe this is a 100-pitch guy top, six innings maybe. Hes been anything but. Hes been absolutely terrific." Kazmir (9-2) went into the game with the second-lowest ERA among qualifiers in the AL and extended his streak to 18 1-3 innings without allowing an earned run before Dustin Pedroia hit a two-run home run in the sixth. He struck out eight and didnt walk a batter. Over his past five starts, Oaklands right-hander is 4-0 with a 1.27 ERA. "Probably one of the best (games) I felt this year, for sure," said Kazmir, who has allowed two runs or fewer in each of his last five starts. "I was able to get ahead most of the time with my fastball and expand the strike zone with my breaking balls and my changeup. Didnt really use too many breaking balls. Just relied mainly on fastball location." Stephen Vogt had two hits and two RBIs, Jed Lowrie scored twice and John Jaso singled in an insurance run in the seventh to move the As a season-high 17 games over .500. Its the best record in the majors and continued Oaklands best start since 1990. Cespedes had not homered against the Red Sox until his two-out, solo shot off Jake Peavy in the third. Boston had played five straight one-run games heading into the series opener with Oakland. This one was tight as well. The As led 3-0 after Vogts single scored Lowrie in the fourth. Kazmir, who hasnt lost since May 23, took a shutout into the sixth that Pedroia ended with a two-out home run. It was the only mistake Kazmir made. "We faced a tough pitcher," Pedroia said. "To be honest, our at bats werent that bad. We have to find a way to have a big inning and get some momentum." Luke Gregerson pitched the eighth and Dan Otero worked the ninth for his first career save. Peavy (1-5) had a second straight strong outing but remained winless over his past 10 starts. Peavy allowed five hits over 6 1-3 innings, retired eight of the final nine batters he faced and struck out four with three walks. It wasnt enough to prevent the Red Sox from ending their three-game winning streak. Vogt hit an RBI groundout off Peavy in the second and singled in another run in the fourth. Lowrie, who walked and doubled, scored both times. Cespedes homered with two outs in the third. The Cuban slugger is batting .343 with four home runs and 12 RBIs through 17 games in June. Cespedes has driven in 49 runs already this season and could soon join teammates Brandon Moss (55) and Josh Donaldson (52) in the 50-RBI club. "When you look at the runs that weve put up this year, a lot of it has to do with those guys in the middle of the order," Melvin said. "Its pretty amazing." NOTES: Otero was in the closers role because Sean Doolittle had pitched in the previous two games. ... Cespedes has now homered against every team in the AL except Tampa Bay. ... RHP Clay Buchholz (hyperextended knee) pitched six scoreless innings during his second rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket. ... LHP Brad Mills starts Friday in his Oakland debut. Mills was acquired in a trade from Milwaukee earlier this week. LHP Felix Doubront (2-4) pitches for Boston. Alexander Mattison Jersey . 1 status and was unable to prevent a late season collapse, James Reimer said he wants to put the past behind him and is looking forward to spending the next two years in a Maple Leaf uniform. 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Trevorris Johnson rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries, while Aaron Green carried the ball six times for 105 yards and a score. Im keeping my nose down. I know we have a good football team, said TCU coach Gary Patterson. I understand the level of play that they can play. Ive seen them do it, now we have to be able to do that. Next we have a very good West Virginia team that we have to play at their place. They play very well there. We have to get ready. Davis Webb connected on 15-of-30 passes for 300 yards, two touchdowns and an interception for the Red Raiders (3-5, 1-4), who failed to build off last weeks win over Kansas. Webb left in the third quarter with a left ankle injury. Texas Tech leading receiver Jakeem Grant played despite being injured in a shooting in Lubbock last Sunday morning. He caught two passes for 70 yards Saturday before exiting with a left ankle injury. Weve got to give them credit. They were a very good team, said Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury. Even if we were to play our best, it would have been tough to beat them. Youve just got to keep fighting. Weve got to keep going, keep trying to be better and try to improve this week. Both offenses got off to a fast start. Webb hooked up witth Kenny Williams for a 57-yard score on the fourth play of the game, and Green responded with a 62- yard TD run. John Randle Youth Jersey. . After Texas Tech kicker Ryan Bustin made a 28-yard field goal, TCU ripped off 17 straight points. Doctson ignited the surge with a 51-yard score. The Horned Frogs defense followed with a goal-line stand, and Jaden Oberkrom made a 45- yard field goal. Doctson added a 5-yard TD catch after Chris Hackett picked off Webb. Devin Lauderdale capped the high-scoring first quarter with a 56-yard TD grab. The score got the Red Raiders within 24-17. The ensuing TCU drive was kept alive on a defensive pass interference penalty. On 4th-and-7 from the Texas Tech 38-yard line, punter Ethan Perrys pass fell incomplete, but the defensive penalty led to Grays 24-yard TD catch. Bustins 38-yard field goal cut the gap to 31-20, but the momentum completely shifted in favor of TCU following a pair of Webb fumbles. Oberkrom made field goals of 43 and 47 yards to make it a 37-20 game at the half. Oberkrom added a 27-yard field goal to start the second half. On the ensuing kickoff, TCUs Sammy Douglas recovered the ball that bounced in front of Tyler Scalzi at the 20-yard line. Cliff Murphys first-career touchdown reception made it a 47-20 contest. Grays great catch-and-run resulted in a 92-yard score with 9:41 left in the third stanza. Ty Slanina joined the party with a 57-yard TD catch on the next TCU possession. Dylan Cantrell stopped the bleeding temporarily with a 3-yard TD catch, but Emanuel Porters 12-yard score made it 68-27. Johnson scored twice in the fourth quarter. Game Notes Despite the loss, Texas Tech leads the all-time series with TCU, 30-24-3 ... DeAndre Washington carried the ball 13 times for 77 yards for the Red Raiders, who racked up 446 yards of total offense. ' ' '