American League Game Summary - Boston at LA Angels of Anaheim|
(Wednesday, August 29th)
Final Score: LA Angels of Anaheim 10, Boston 3
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - The LA Angels of Anaheim spotted C.J. Wilson an
early cushion, which helped him snap out of a prolonged winless slide.
Kendrys Morales and Chris Iannetta each smacked a two-run homer, while Wilson
tossed six innings of three-run ball in the Angels' 10-3 rout of the Boston
Red Sox in the middle test of a three-game set.
Winless over his past 11 starts with a 7.20 ERA in that span, Wilson (10-9)
fanned four, surrendered eight hits and walked two. It's his first win since
June 26 against the Baltimore Orioles.
"It was good to go out there and get some solid innings," Wilson said. "I just
simplified stuff tonight and hit my spots. I threw a ton of strikes, the bats
gave me a nice lead early."
Torii Hunter tallied three hits, two RBI and a run scored for the Angels, who
have won six of their last eight games.
Zach Stewart (1-3), who was acquired from the Chicago White Sox, along with
Brent Lillibridge, on June 24 in exchange for Kevin Youkilis and cash, was
rocked in his Red Sox debut. He allowed nine runs on 10 hits in three innings.
"Zach got too many pitches up, he has to keep the ball down in the zone," Red
Sox manager Bobby Valentine said. "He wasn't very good tonight."
The Angels plated nine runs over the first three frames to take a 9-1 lead.
Mike Trout singled to begin the home first before coming home on Hunter's
double to left field. Hunter came home on Albert Pujols' single and Morales
launched a two-run homer to right field for a 4-0 Angels advantage.
Scott Podsednik's sacrifice fly got the Red Sox on the board in the second,
but the Angels got the run back in the home half on Hunter's RBI single to
make it a 5-1 game.
Back-to-back RBI doubles by Alberto Callaspo and Erick Aybar in the third,
followed by Iannetta's two-run shot to left-center field gave the Halos
a 9-1 edge.
Podsednik, who led off the fifth with a single, later scored on an Iannetta
throwing error when Jacoby Ellsbury stole second. Ellsbury came home on Dustin
The Angels, though, answered with a run in the home half. Mark Trumbo began
the frame with a walk and later scored when Callaspo grounded into a double
play, which made it 10-3.
Wilson's 11 straight starts with at least 4 2/3 innings pitched and no
victories is tied for the fifth longest single season stretch since 1918 ...
The Angels went 6-for-16 with runners in scoring position, while Boston
08/30 02:33:17 ET