BOSTON (AP) — Mark Trumbo and Erick Aybar each drove in two runs and the Los Angeles Angels posted their team-record sixth straight win at Fenway Park, beating the Boston Red Sox 9-5 Saturday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
Mike Trout added a pair of doubles high off the Green Monster and collected three hits for the Angels.
The Angels went 6-0 overall against the Red Sox last season. Los Angeles won its ninth consecutive game against Boston in the clubs’ first meeting this year.
The game was a makeup from Friday night’s rainout.
Mike Carp had a solo homer, three hits and drove in two runs for Boston. Daniel Nava added three hits.
The Angels broke it open when reliever Franklin Morales walked three straight batters and allowed four runs in the seventh inning, making it 7-2.
Tommy Hanson (3-2) allowed two runs in five innings for the win.
Felix Doubront (4-3) gave up three runs and six hits over six innings.
The Red Sox stranded eight runners in the first four innings– two in each — and 14 overall. Boston made it closer by scoring three runs with two outs in the ninth.
Ernesto Frieri struck out Jacoby Ellsbury with runners on first and third for his 14th save.
David Ortiz had a rough day at plate, going 0 for 5 with a pair of strikeouts and stranded six runners. In his previous game, he hit a game-ending, three-run homer against Texas.
Los Angeles held a 3-2 lead until Morales’ wildness in the seventh. Trumbo had an RBI double before the left-hander threw nine consecutive balls to end his appearance and forcing home the final two runs. Clayton Mortensen relieved and allowed Aybar’s infield hit that made it 7-2 before J.B. Shuck hit a flyball for his second out of the inning to end it.
Trout opened the third with a double, Josh Hamilton walked and they pulled off a double steal. Albert Pujols had a sacrifice fly and Hamilton scored when Trumbo’s grounder into a drawn-in infield ticked off shortstop Stephen’s Drew diving attempt and over to second baseman Dustin Pedroia, who threw to first for an out.
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