Jason Giambi drove in two runs, Jack Cust and Nomar Garciaparra each homered and the Oakland Athletics beat the Boston Red Sox 8-2 Monday night for their first home win of the season.
Dallas Braden (1-1) pitched six solid innings as the Athletics ended a three-game losing skid. He allowed two runs on six hits, walking one and striking out three. Matt Holliday had three hits and drove in a pair of runs and Orlando Cabrera added an RBI single for the A's.
Kevin Youkilis hit a home run and doubled for the Red Sox, who lost their fifth in six games. David Ortiz also drove in a run for Boston, which is off to its worst start since opening 2-12 in 1996.
Jon Lester (0-2) allowed six runs on 10 hits. He struck out five.