Drew doubled and scored in the second inning Wednesday in Boston, but he was far from done. He clobbered a three-run homer in the third and singled in the fifth.
He has nine hits in his last 12 at-bats with two home runs and nine RBI.
Owens gave up seven runs on six hits in just 1 2/3 innings with two walks and two strikeouts.
The lefty retired the Yankees in order in the first, then couldn't make it out of the second. Successive homers by Greg Bird and John David Murphy sent him reeling and run-scoring singles by Chris Young and Alex Rodriguez knocked him out.
The terrible performance sent his ERA skyrocketing from 4.03 to 5.87.
Tanaka struggled after his team bolted out to a 12-1 lead. He allowed four runs on six hits in 6 1/3 innings with one walk and five strikeouts.
He was cruising after an RBI double by David Ortiz in the first. But he gave up three runs in the sixth and seventh, including a blast by Xander Bogaerts.
Tanaka had five consecutive quality starts before faltering against the Red Sox.
Pujols singled and scored in the first inning, then blasted a two-run homer in the second. He added an RBI groundout in the ninth.
It marked only his second multi-hit game since Aug. 12. Pujols now boasts a slash line of .249/.309/.495.
Heaney allowed three runs on five singles and a wild pitch in the first inning after his teammates handed him a 6-0 lead. But he did not fritter it away. He responded with six shutout innings and finished having yielded seven hits with no walks and three strikeouts.
The talented southpaw has given up just three runs in 13 innings over his last two starts. He has now won six of eight decisions and is sporting a 3.18 ERA.
The Athletics right-hander allowed six runs in the first two innings before settling down to toss shutout ball over the last three he pitched. He gave up eight hits while walking one and fanning two, matching a season-low.
The first four batters he faced singled as Gray gave up four in the first inning. Albert Pujols took him deep for a two-run homer in the second.
It marked the first time he has surrendered six earned runs in an outing this season.
Albuquerque, who has not pitched since Aug. 24, was not performing well before going down. He had allowed five runs on four hits in his last 1 2/3 innings.
Ausmus did not indicate a possible trip to the disabled list or timetable for his return to action.
The hamstring strain caused him to miss last Friday's contest, but he is in Wednesday's lineup.
"I'm trying to not run too hard or too fast," Sano said. "I can feel it when I'm on base."
The team is trying to limit his innings, which is up to 144 this season. Karns has not performed as well of late, posting a 4.97 ERA in August. He has four consecutive no-decisions and has allowed 14 earned runs in his last 23 2/3 innings.
He is 7-5 with a respectable 3.69 ERA on the year.
Not so fast.
Lovullo would like to see Buchholz back on the mound by the end of the season, even if it's for one appearance. Buchholz has received clearance to resume throwing after losing the last seven weeks to a strained right flexor. He made 24 tosses from 75 feet Wednesday.
"He's reported that he's feeling very, very good," Lovullo told MLB.com. "We're definitely monitoring that. He's really encouraged by where he's at and how he's feeling. ... It would be great if he could throw one inning just to see where he's at from a mental standpoint, just to give him some confidence moving into the offseason. That's all contingent on him feeling good."
If Buchholz is done for the season, he will end it at 7-7 with a strong 3.26 ERA.