LA Angels 7, Boston 3

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 74°
Umpires - Home Plate - Brian Runge, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Jordan Baker, Third Base - Ted Barrett,
Attendance - 37373

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
LA Angels 0 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 7 15 1
Boston 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 10 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
LA Angels 64-60 33-29 31-31 W2
Boston 59-65 29-36 30-29 L3

Recap

Angels 7, Red Sox 3: Jered Weaver tossed seven solid innings to record his 16th victory and Howie Kendrick belted a solo homer as visiting Los Angeles defeated Boston for the second straight night.

Maicer Izturis and Chris Iannetta collected three hits and an RBI single apiece. Torii Hunter ripped a two-run single and Mark Trumbo added an RBI single for the Angels, who saw slugger Albert Pujols exit the contest with tightness in his right calf.

Pujols legged out a double in the fourth inning before pulling up lame while running to third base on a groundout by Kendrys Morales. Pujols lumbered home on Trumbo's base hit, but was promptly taken out of the game.

Weaver (16-3) snapped a two-game skid and joined Tampa Bay's David Price, Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto and Washington's Gio Gonzalez with the major-league lead in victories. Weaver ended a three-game losing skid to Boston by allowing two runs on seven hits while striking out five.

Making his 100th career appearance, Clay Buchholz (11-4) fell for just the second time in his last nine decisions. He permitted seven runs and matched a career high with 12 hits in 5 1/3 innings.

Ryan Lavarnway, Mike Aviles and Cody Ross had RBI doubles for the reeling Red Sox, who fell for the 14th time in 20 games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rookie Mike Trout extended his hitting streak to nine games with a two-out infield single in the sixth inning. ... Izturis, who went 3-for-3 against Buchholz, improved to 9-for-19 in his career against the hurler. ... Los Angeles owner Arte Moreno attended the game at Fenway Park. ... Buchholz failed to make it through six innings for the first time since May 21.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Boston
Jered Weaver Player Clay Buchholz
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 5.1
5 Strikeouts 3
7 Hits 12
2.57 ERA 11.81
Hitting
LA Angels   Boston
Chris Iannetta Player Scott Podsednik
3 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
0 HR 0
5 TB 3
.750 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 15 1 22 .385 14 7 6 1 1 1
Boston 10 0 13 .270 16 8 2 2 3 0

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against LA Angels. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .483 after a win and .469 after a loss.
  • LA Angels will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Angels have a W/L % of .484 after a win and .550 after a loss.