Game over: Angels 10, Red Sox 3: Zach Stewart’s first impression was not a good one. He gave up nine runs in three innings as the Sox were beaten, 10-3, before a crowd of 37,841.
You have to go back to April 26, 1902 to find a pitcher who gave up more runs in his debut with Boston. That was Pep Deininger of the Boston Americans, who allowed 11 runs against the Washington Senators.
The Sox are now 0-5 against the Angels this season and have lost seven straight against Los Angeles dating to last season.
Top of the 9th: Angels 10, Red Sox 3: Jason Isringhausen allowed singles by Lavarnway and Gomez (3 for 4) but the Sox could not score. Aceves then worked a scoreless inning thanks to a terrific play by James Loney at first base to rob Trumbo of a hit.
Top of the 8th: Angels 10, Red Sox 3: Wilson was replaced by Jordan Walden and he retired the Sox in order. Alfredo Aceves then worked out of a jam in the bottom of the inning.
Pedroia and Ellsbury are out of the game.
Top of the 7th: Angels 10, Red Sox 3: Wilson left two runners stranded in the sixth as Gomez and Podsednik had singles. Andrew Miller loaded the bases with one out in the bottom of the inning but struck out Morales and got Trumbo to fly to left.
Top of the 6th: Angels 10, Red Sox 3: Trumbo walked and took third on a hit-and-run single by Kendrick.
Callaspo grounded into a double play, which allowed Trumbo to score. Iglesias made a nice turn, getting the feed from Pedroia and making a strong throw while getting taken out.
Middle of the 5th: Angels 9, Red Sox 3: Good stat padding going on. Scotty Pods and Ciriaco singled. Podsednik took third when Ellsbury grounded into a force. When Ellsbury stole second, Podsednik scored when the throw got away. Pedroia then singled in Ellsbury.
Ross lined to left and Lavarnway fanned looking.
Top of the 5th: Angels 9, Red Sox 1: Tazawa retired the side in order, fanning Hunter and Morales. He has shown some potential this season. Tazawa has fanned 27 in 29 innings.
Middle of the 4th: Angels 9, Red Sox 1: Aviles singled, but that was it. Tazawa has replaced Stewart.
His line: 3 IP, 10 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 2 HR. 72/36.
Top of the 4th: Angels 9, Red Sox 1: This game is officially out of hand.
Morales doubled and scored on a two-out double by Callaspo. Aybar then doubled in a run before Iannetta homered.
Poor Zach Stewart has allowed nine runs on 10 hits, seven of them for extra bases. Tazawa is warming up. Hard to imagine sending Stewart out for more of this.
Middle of the 3d: Angels 5, Red Sox 1: Wilson retired the side in order. He hasn’t won a game since June 26. This sure looks like the one.
Top of the 3d: Angels 5, Red Sox 1: The Rally Monkey may get a night off. Aybar doubled, took third on a fly ball to right by Trout (despite a strong throw from Ross), and scored on a single by Hunter.
That’s six hits in two innings off Stewart.
Middle of the 2d: Angels 4, Red Sox 1: Gomez singled, went to third on a single by Aviles, and scored on a sac fly by Podsednik after Iglesias struck out.
Top of the 2d: Angels 4, Red Sox 0: The scouting report on Zach Stewart is that he pitches to contact.
Yes, he sure does.
Trout singled and scored on a double by Hunter. Pujols then singled in a run before Morales homered to right. That was a lot of contact.
Sleep well, all.
Middle of the 1st: Red Sox 0, Angels 0: Pedroia and Ross worked two-out walks. Ryan Lavarnway had a shot to make it hurt but hit a fly ball down the line in right that Hunter tracked down with his speed.
There was a minor earthquake in California today, a 4.1 centered about eight miles away from Anaheim in Yorba Linda. I felt in in my car while stopped at a light and will readily admit it was a little unsettling.
Lavarnway, who was raised in Woodland Hills, Calif., laughed at me.
“That was nothing,” he said. “If you were driving and not stopped, you would have never noticed it.”
Maybe so. But I’ll be happy to get back on solid ground in Massachusetts.
Pregame: There’s plenty of room at the Hotel California and here at Angel Stadium as the Red Sox prepare to face C.J. Wilson and the Angels.
The Sox have won seven of their last eight games here despite the presence of the dreaded Rally Monkey.
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