Game over, Red Sox 6, Angels 2 -Koji Uehara took care of the Angels in the ninth in a non-save situation. The Sox beat the angels in 3:14 before 37,092 at Anaheim Stadium.
Top 9th: Red Sox 6, Angels 2 – Mike Napoli homered vs. Michael Kohn on a 2-0 count. It was Napoli’s 10th homer, his first since June 1.
Bottom 8th: Red Sox 5, Angels 2 – A two-out Albert Pujols single was all the Angels could muster.
Top 8th: Red Sox 5, Angels 2 – David Ortiz smacked a pinch-hit two-run homer – his 17th – with Daniel Nava (double) aboard to extend Boston’s lead. Ortiz now has 61 RBI.
Bottom 7th: Red Sox 3, Angels 2 – Angels wasted a one-out double by by Alberto Callaspo as Ianetta and struck out vs. Doubront and Aybar flew out to center vs. reliever Craig Breslow.
Top 7th: Red Sox 3, Angels 2 – Josh Hamilton had to come a long way for Jonny Gomes fly ball to right toward the line, but when he got there he dropped it and Shane Victorino scored the go-ahead run. It should have been the third out and CJ Wilson should have gotten out of the inning with a tie game. Instead he left trailing on a night when he threw 121 pitches. Victorino had singled, but Wilson battled Pedroia and Napoli (struck out) before the Hamilton error. Jonny Gomes got picked off first to end the inning.
Bottom 6th: Red Sox 2, Angels 2 – Pujols, Trumbo and kendrick go down against Doubront, who is pitching himself a fine game.
Top 6th: Red Sox 2, Angels 2 – The Red Sox loaded the bases with two outs, but Jacoby Ellsbury, who had been 6 for 8 with 12 RBI with the bases loaded this season, tapped back to the pitcher. Snyder, Salty and Iglesias all reached with base hits bringing up Ellsbury.
Bottom 5th: Red Sox 2, Angels 2 – Doubront strikes out two in a 1-2-3 inning.
Top 5th: Red Sox 2, Angels 2 – Jacoby Ellsbury extended his hitting streak to 15 games and also stole his 34th base with one out, but Pedroia grounded out and Napoli struck out.
Bottom 4th: Red Sox 2, Angels 2 – Howie Kendrick goes yard off Doubie to tie it up.
Middle of the 4th: Red Sox 2, Angels 1: Gomes started the inning by reaching on an infield hit. He’s 8 of his last 15. Snyder singled with two outs. But Salty flied to right field before Iglesias struck out looking.
Sox have left four runners on in four innings, two in scoring position. Nick will take over the updates from here. Enjoy the game.
Top of the 4th: Red Sox 2, Angels 1: Shuck started the inning with a triple off the wall in right, the ball evading the leap of Victorino. Trout then walked. Pujols grounded into a double play as Pedroia made a great turn with Trout bearing down on him. Trumbo then bounced to short.
All things considered, one run there was a good escape.
Middle of the 3rd: Red Sox 2, Angels 0: Doubront left two runners stranded in the second when he got Aybar to ground into a force. The Sox got a one-out single by Pedroia before Napoli grounded into a double play.
It’s a beautiful night in Orange County. Hard to believe there are so many empty seats for a weekend game.
Middle of the 2nd: Red Sox 2, Angels 0: Gomes walked with one out before Nava singled, With two outs, Salty singled to left field and the ball hopped over the head of Shuck. Two runs scored and Salty was credited with one RBI.
Iggy walked to extend the inning before Ellsbury grounded to second.
Top of the 2nd: Red Sox 0, Angels 0: Greetings from Angel Stadium, where plenty of good seats are available. Lots of Red Sox fans here, too.
Technical difficulties delayed the updates. The Sox went in order in the first inning. Doubront then worked around a one-out double by Mike Trout in the bottom of the inning.