Final: Angels 9, Red Sox 7 (11 innings)

Game over: Angels 9, Red Sox 7 (11 innings): -Josh Hamilton hit a two-run walk-off homer against Craig Breslow as the Angels completed their rally from a four-run deficit.

Breslow allowed a one-out single to Brad Hawpe before Hamilton ended the 4:22 game on the first pitch he saw, his 12th homer. There were 36,112 on hand at Anaheim Stadium.

The Red Sox had major relief issues in this game as Alex Wilson and Koji Uehara allowed four runs in the ninth to tie it.

Top 11: Red Sox 7, Angels 7: Dane De La Rosa, throwing 96 mph, mows down the Red Sox.

Bottom 10th: Red Sox 7, Angels 7 – The Angels took themselves out of another inning. Aybar singled and was thrown out trying to steal for the second out against Craig Breslow who got Shuck to fly out to left after Alberto Callaspo singled.


Top 10th: Red Sox 7, Angels 7 – Ernesto Frieri struck out Ortiz, Napoli and Nava.

Bottom 9th: Red Sox 7, Angels 7 – The Angels scored four runs off Alex Wilson and Koji Uehara to tie and force extra innings. Wilson loaded the bases and Uehara came on and allowed a two-run single to Albert Pujols and an RBI single to Josh Hamilton before Brandon Snyder had a ground ball hit to him by Howie Kendrick and he overthrew second base trying to get the force and end the game. The tying run scored. Uehara was able to strike out Mark Trumbo with runners at first and third.

Top 9th: Red Sox 7, Angels 3 – Jacoby Ellsbury walked and stole second base, his 36th.

Bottom 8th: Red Sox 7, Angels 3 – Andrew Bailey threw another impressive frame. He allowed a single to Albert Pujols, but struck out Hamilton and Trumbo to end the inning.

Top 8th: Red Sox 7, Angels 3 – Josh Hamilton is really out to lunch. On Nava’s hit to right, Hamilton stumbled twice, couldn’t pick the ball up as Dustin Pedroia scored. Nava was credited with a double and Hamilton with an error.

Bottom 7th: Red Sox 6, Angels 3 – Looks like Andrew Miller hurt his lower leg/foot as he came off the mound following a line drive single by Shuck. Andrew Bailey is on. He threw a double-play ball to get out of the inning.


Top 7th: Red Sox 6, Angels 3 – After Saltalamacchia and pinch-hitter Brandon Snyder struck out, Iglesias walked and Ellsbury reached on a catcher’s interference, but the Sox couldn’t add to their lead.

Bottom 6th: Red Sox 6, Angels 3 – The Angels are retired 1-2-3.

Top 6th: Red Sox 6, Angels 3 – Victorino doubled and driven in by Pedroia’s single up the middle.

Bottom 5th: Red Sox 5, Angels 3 – Shuck doubled to leftcenter, but then made one of those boneheaded Angels plays that have brought this team down. He tried to tag from second after Mike Trout’s fly ball to right and tried to go to third challenging Shane Victorino’s arm. Shuck lost. After Pujols walked, Hamilton tapped back to the pitcher.

Top 5th: Red Sox 5, Angels 3 – Red Sox messed up a good opportunity to add to their lead. With one out, Nava singled and Salty walked. But Holt and Iglesias were retired on infield grounders.

Bottom 4th: Red Sox 5, Angels 3 – There was a two-out double by Iannetta down the rightfield line. Brendan Harris then sent a drive to deep center which Ellsbury tracked down at the wall.

Top 4th: Red Sox 5, Angels 3 – Red Sox score three times to re-take the lead. A walk by Napoli started things off. Nava doubled to left. Salty doubled to left to score both runners. After Holt reached on a fielder’s choice when Albert Pujols made as curious choice after he dove to gather a grounder, he elected to go to third and bounced a throw and everyone was safe.


Jose Iglesias singled in the third run of the inning. The Sox had a chance for much more but Ellsbury and Victorino made outs. After Pedoria walked, Ortiz struck out with the bases loaded.

Bottom 3rd: Angels 3, Red Sox 2 – Mike Trout hits a blast to left for a home run to give the Angels a lead off Dempster.

Top 3rd: Red Sox 2, Angels 2 – Victorino, Pedroia and Ortiz go down in order against Jerome Williams.

Bottom 2nd: Red Sox 2, Angels 2 – Howie Kendrick homered to lead off the inning. The Angels rallied for another run. Aybar reached on an infield single and error on Dempster who trid to flip the throw to first after fielding the ball and threw it over Napoli’s head at first. Iannetta singled up the middle to score the run.

Top 2nd: Red Sox 2, Angels 0 – Nava singled and Saltalamacchia doubled. Brock Holt, in is first at-bat since his call-up from Pawtucket, drove in the run with a sacrifice fly.

Bottom 1st: Red Sox 1, Angels 0 – Mike Trout doubled to left against Ryan Dempster with one out, but Dempster got Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton to make outs.

Top 1st: Red Sox 1, Angels 0 – The power of speed. Jacoby Ellsbury singled, went to second after two outs when David Ortiz reached on an infield hit. With Mike Napoli up, Ellsbury put pressure on the defense as he broke for third, stole the bag and scored on catcher Chris Ianetta’s throwing error,

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