Game over: Angels 6, Red Sox 5 Aceves (2-9) hit Erick Aybar with a pitch with one out. After Aybar stole second, Alberto Callaspo walked. Trout, the young MVP candidate, was next.
Aceves got ahead of him 0-and-2. His next pitch, a fastball, was lined into center to drive in a run. Callaspo went to third and scored on a sacrifice fly by Torii Hunter.
Aceves has blown eight saves.
Middle of the 9th: Red Sox 5, Angels 4: Kalish led off with a single against Kevin Jepsen. After failing to get a bunt down, Iglesias grounded into a double play. Ciriaco then grounded out.
Aceves stays in to try to finish it off.
Top of the 9th: Red Sox 5, Angels 4: Uneventful inning for Aceves. Looks like he will stay in there for the 9th, too, as nobody is warming up.
Middle of the 8th: Red Sox 5, Angels 4: Missed chance there for the Sox.
Pedroia reached on an error then was thrown out trying to steal second. Lavarnway doubled off the wall in center with two outs, a real rocket. Loney walked to extend the inning but Salty struck out.
Aceves in. Buchholz’s line: 7 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 5 K, 2 HR. 109 pitches, 65 strikes.
Top of the 8th: Red Sox 5, Angels 4: Trout looped a single into right field with one out and took off for second with the bounce skipped past Kalish.
Hunter curiously tried to bunt and popped the ball up a few feet. Lavarnway made a terrific diving catch for the second out. The Sox decided to pitch to Pujols and he flied to right to end the inning.
Middle of the 7th: Red Sox 5, Angels 4: Ciriaco singled with two outs and stole second. But Scotty Pods fanned.
Buchholz out for the bottom of the inning. Red Sox need him to clear this inning, especially with Bailey not available.
Top of the 7th: Red Sox 5, Angels 4: Buchholz’s streak continued when Hunter flied deep to right field. Then Buchholz allowed a cutter to drift over the middle of the plate and Pujols hit it deep over the fence in center for his 29th home run.
Trumbo walked with two outs and scored on a double to the gap in left field by Kendrick. The Red Sox tried to make a play at the plate and Kendrick took third. Izturis extended the inning by drawing a walk but Buchholz got Aybar to ground to first.
Buchholz threw 31 pitches in that inning.
Middle of the 6th: Red Sox 5, Angels 2: Ellsbury singled, stole second and went to third when the throw went into center. Lavarnway then hit a fly ball to deep left to drive in the run.
Very efficient offense by the Sox against a tough pitcher tonight.
Top of the 6th: Red Sox 4, Angels 2: Buchholz is mowing ’em down. That’s 10 straight and 15 of 16. He has thrown only 65 pitches, too.
Middle of the 5th: Red Sox 4, Angels 2: Quick inning for Weaver as Ciriaco lined to center and Trout made a diving catch before Podsednik and Pedroia hit fly balls to left.
Top of the 5th: Red Sox 4, Angels 2: Easy inning for Buchholz, who has retired seven straight and 12 of 13.
Middle of the 4th: Red Sox 4, Angels 2: Rough inning for Weaver. Pedroia (single), Ellsbury (single) and Lavarnway (walk) loaded the bases. Singles by Loney and Salty scored runs. Lavarnway then scored when Kalish grounded into a double play. Iggy had a chance to drive in a run but grounded to shortstop.
Top of the 4th: Angels 2, Red Sox 1: Clean inning for Buchholz, who looks like he has settled in.
Middle of the 3rd: Angels 2, Red Sox 1: Weaver set down Iggy (F-8), Ciriaco (K) and Scott Pods (4-3) in order.
Top of the 3rd: Angels 2, Red Sox 1: Much better inning for Buchholz, who allowed a single by Iannetta with two outs then struck out Trout looking.
Trout is one of those players you have to see in person to really appreciate. His physicality is impressive. It’s like watching an SEC linebacker play baseball.
Middle of the 2nd: Angels 2 Red Sox 1: Salty slugged No. 22 when he drove a 3-2 Weaver curveball into the bleachers in right.
You’d like to see Salty up his OBP, but his power isn’t easily ignored. Especially for a catcher. Interesting guy to ponder.
Top of the 2nd: Angels 2, Red Sox 0: Buchholz’s second pitch, a belt-high heater on the inner half of the plate, was lined over the wall in left by Trout for his 25th home run. The 21-year-old is the youngest player (and first rookie) to get to 25 homers and 40 steals.
Hunter walked and took third on a single by Pujols. Trumbo’s sacrifice fly made it 2-0.
In his last 6.1 innings against the Angels, Buchholz has allowed nine earned runs on 14 hits.
Middle of the 1st: Red Sox 0, Angels 0: Weaver dispatched the Red Sox easily. Podsednik grounded to second, Pedroia struck out and Ellsbury flied to center. 10 pitches, 8 strikes.
Now we’ll see what Buchholz learned from his last start.
Pre-game: Good evening from beautiful Angel Stadium. The Big A is a great place to catch a game and tonight it’ll be Clay Buchholz against Jered Weaver in what should be a good pitching matchup.
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