American League Game Summary - LA Angels of Anaheim at Boston|
(Wednesday, August 20)
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 8, Boston 3
Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Josh Hamilton posted two hits and three RBI,
as Los Angeles rallied past Boston by an 8-3 count in the third portion of a
four-game set from Fenway Park.
Howie Kendrick contributed a pair of hits and drove in two for the Angels, who
have won seven of their last eight and moved a season-high 25 games over .500.
Kole Calhoun, Mike Trout and Albert Pujols also knocked in a run each, while
Cory Rasmus (3-1) allowed one run over 2 1/3 relief innings to snag the win.
Starter Garrett Richards departed with a left knee patellar injury after
giving up two runs on five hits and recording five outs.
Following the contest, Halos manager Mike Scioscia simply stated that the
injury is "significant" without elaborating.
David Ortiz finished 4-for-4 with a solo homer for the Red Sox, who recorded
their 70th loss of the season. Yoenis Cespedes and David Ross added an RBI
each in defeat.
Clay Buchholz (5-8) was tagged in defeat for six runs on seven hits despite
fanning five and walking only two over six full frames.
Down 3-0, Los Angeles rallied with one in the fourth as Kendrick's two-out
single scored Hamilton, then tacked on five more in the fifth to seize
"It was huge for us to come back and put some runs on the board," said Trout.
The first six batters managed to reach base to start the frame, with Calhoun's
bases-loaded walk forcing in the first run. Trout reached when his bloop to
right forced out Calhoun at second but scored Chris Iannetta. Pujols plated
one more on a single, Hamilton brought in Trout with a fly to center and
Kendrick capped the burst by sending home Pujols on a hit for a 6-3 contest.
"I felt good for just about every pitch," said Buchholz. "I just missed
location with a couple of pitches and they were able to put a big inning
Calhoun hit a leadoff double in the seventh and later came home on a Hamilton
sacrifice fly for a four-run spread. Boston failed to chip away at its deficit
in the bottom half despite two in scoring position.
Collin Cowgill began the ninth with a hit, moved up on a wild pitch and scored
on Hamilton's two-out hit to account for the final margin.
The Red Sox jumped ahead early by scoring single runs in each of their first
three turns at the plate.
In the first inning, Dustin Pedroia and Ortiz singled to put runners on the
corners and a Cespedes fly scored Pedroia. The second inning featured a single
from Kelly Johnson, walk to Xander Bogaerts and RBI hit from Ross, while Ortiz
brought the crowd to life with a solo shot into the bullpen.
Ortiz reached the 30-homer plateau for the eighth time in his career, all with
the Red Sox, tying Ted Williams for the franchise record ... Prior to the
contest, the Sox activated Ross from the 15-day disabled list, optioned
catcher Daniel Butler to Triple-A Pawtucket, recalled utilityman Alex Hassan
from Pawtucket and optioned pitcher Steven Wright to Pawtucket ... Boston's
run of futility with runners in scoring position reached 2-for-39 and 41 left
on base over the last four games.
08/21 01:45:04 ET