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Game Of The Week: Angels Dominate Red Sox

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After experiencing the first rain-out in twenty years, the LA Angels were finally able to host the third game of the series at Angel Stadium against the Red Sox on Monday afternoon as the first game of a doubleheader.

In the bottom of the second the Angels were able to chase Boston’s Lefty Eduardo Rodriguez after just one and two-thirds innings after scoring seven runs off of six hits while walking out three. Although a less than stellar outing for Rodriguez, the rookie has been one of the bright spots in the Red Sox rotation since May.

Homers by Kole Calhoun (13) and Albert Pujols (27) were an integral part of the Angels second inning push.

Down seven runs going into the fourth the Red Sox were able to tack on one run with a RBI single by Mike Napoli to send home David Ortiz.

But, in the bottom of the fourth, Boston’s right-hander Noe Ramirez (ERA 5.40) found himself in some trouble as well. LA’s Johnny Giavotella popped out to start the inning and then Calhoun walked. Mike Trout was then called out on strikes and Pujols would then reach first on a fielding error by Pablo Sandoval and advance Calhoun to third. A RBI single by Erick Aybar then sent home Calhoun for an 8-1 ballgame. But, it was a three run homer by David Freese (11) on a line drive to center to make it a 11-1 with neither team scoring the rest of regulation.

Ramirez went just two and one-third innings allowing four runs on two hits, walking two and striking out just one. Lefty Robbie Ross (ERA 3.34) pitched the next three inning for Boston with just two hits allowed, striking out three batters.

As for the Angels’ starter, LHP Hector Santiago (ERA 2.30) pitched five innings allowing one run and eight hits by the Red Sox advancing to (7-4) on the season.

Rodriguez was charged with the loss and fell to (5-3) so far in his rookie campaign.

Top Stats:

Red Sox-

Xander Bogaerts:  2 for 3

Pablo Sandoval: 2 for 4

Shane Victorino: 2 for 4

Angels-

Johnny Giavotella: 1 for 4; 2 RBI

Kole Calhoun: 1 for 2; 2 RBI; HR

Albert Pujols: 2 for 4; RBI; HR

Erick Aybar: 2 for 3; RBI

David Freese: 1 for 3; 3RBIs; HR

Chris Iannetta: 1 for 3; RBI

 

 

 

Bethany Cohen

Bethany Cohen

Senior Editor at Legends On Deck®
Bethany is a Graduate of the University of South Florida and currently resides in Tampa. She is a die-hard Yankees' fan and has been a freelance writer for six years. She has covered the Yankees' Minor League System since 2010 and also does freelance work for Examiner.com and CBS Local Tampa Bay. Follow her on Twitter @TampaBethany
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