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In the first game of ten on their west coast road trip, the Red Sox were victorious against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, winning 6-2, thanks to a Josh Hamilton error in the seventh inning that scored Shane Victorino.
With the game tied 2-2 in the seventh inning, Angels Outfielder Josh Hamilton dropped a routine looking fly ball to give the Red Sox a lead they wouldn’t give up. Still by up by one run in the eighth, Big Papi, pinch hitting for Brandon Snyder, delivered with a two-run homerun giving the Sox a 5-2 lead.
The win was the Red Sox sixth in a row, and they’ve now won nine of the last ten. The win also puts the team 20 games over .500 for the first time since September 2011.
Another key factor for the Red Sox was starting pitcher Felix Doubront, who gave up just 2 runs in 6 2/3 innings while striking out four Angel’s batters. At this point it’s pretty clear to see that Doubront has turned a corner on his rough April and May, and has proven to be a reliable fifth pitch...
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The Los Angeles Angels are making a hard push to the top of the standings, or at least back to relevancy after winning nine of their past 11 games to get into within three games .500.
This current hot streak, which we have all heard about their streaks before, just seems to be different as they are coming from behind
Josh Hamilton (photo credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images North America...
Josh Hamilton hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning, after the Angels rallied to tie it with four runs in the ninth, and Los Angeles beat the Boston Red Sox 9-7 on Saturday night to snap the AL East-leaders' five-game winning streak.
Brad Hawpe, who came in to play first base in the 10th, singled with one out in the 11th against Craig Breslow (2-2). Hamilton drove the next...
It was a strong week on the mound for the Red Sox.
In six games this week, the Red Sox’ pitching staff had a 2.33 ERA with 43 strikeouts in 54 innings. Felix Doubront gets the nod for Amica Pitcher of the Week after two strong starts against the Blue Jays and Angels.
Doubront allowed four runs in 13 innings with 11 strikeouts. He let up 10 hits and five walks with a .217 batting...
Felix Doubront‘s season has undergone a major transformation.
The fortunate part about hitting rock bottom early is that you can only go up. Doubront is showing that there is no limit on how high you can climb, though, as he has evolved into a very reliable back-end starter after a very shaky start to the season.
There was a time this year when it looked like Doubront’s days...
Josh Hamilton hit a tying two-run homer in Los Angeles'
three-run ninth inning, and the Angels rallied for a 6-5 victory
over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Josh Hamilton hit a tying two-run homer in Los Angeles' three-run ninth inning, and the Angels rallied for a 6-5 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
Mark Trumbo belted his 19th homer and Mike Trout had two RBIs for Los Angeles, which took two of three in the series. Scott Downs (2-2) got three outs for the victory.
St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright...
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Felix Doubront has distanced himself from the version of Felix Doubront we saw in May. In May, he was sitting pretty with a 6.40 ERA and he was walking a very thin line, according to NESN. High pitch counts and lower velocity were huge problems and people wanted him out of the rotation. So, the question is, where are...
The one thing we could count on in this stretch of tumult was ol' 44. Mr. Reliable. The Stopper. Ed Mujica.
Then he came in and gave up the big fly to recovering energy drink addict Josh Hamilton. Worse, the guy on first was one Jose Alberto Pujols who minutes before had just gotten his first hit of the series with a broken bat single.
Felix Doubront was strong for 6 2/3 innings while the Boston Red Sox scored four late runs, two on a home run by David Ortiz and one on a solo homer from Mike Napoli, on their way to a 6-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Friday night.
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Shane Victorino scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning on a dropped fly ball by right fielder Josh Hamilton and David Ortiz had a pinch-hit two-run homer to help the Boston Red Sox beat Los Angeles 6-2 on Friday.
The AL East-leading Red Sox won their fifth straight and ninth in 10 games after losing all three games at Angel Stadium last season.
Victorino singled leading...
I hate Red Sox West Coast road trips. Like, I really, seriously LOATHE West Coast road trips. I’m one of those people who’s really finicky about my sleep schedule, to the point that I’ll ditch my friends to go home and sleep. But as you all know by now, I’m also extremely serious about the Red Sox, and I’m willing to sacrifice a consistent sleep schedule for a few days...
After their most successful homestand in more than three years, the Boston Red Sox will begin a 1o-game West Coast road trip on Friday against the Los Angeles Angels.
Felix Doubront will get the nod in the series opener, and he will need to have his best stuff in order to slow down an Angels team that has won eight of its last nine games.
The Sox are coming off a hot streak of their...
(Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)David Ortiz came off the bench in the 8th inning last night and extended Boston's lead from one to three runs with one swing, helping beat the Angels, 6-2. The two-run shot was the fifth pinch-hit HR of the DH's career (the first with Boston was also against the Angels in 2003). Felix Doubront had yet another good start—albeit with some rough...
After sweeping the San Diego Padres, the Boston Red Sox head out to the left coast for a 10 games in 10 days road trip. Tonight they'll kick it off with the first game of a three-game set with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
First pitch is scheduled for 10:05 p.m. The game will be broadcast on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live...