Angels - 000 004 300 - 7 9 2Santana (7-4-2-4-1, 105) shut down the Sox, Hideki Matsui clubbed a three-run home run off Beckett (6.1-7-6-2-6, 105) , and Manny Declarmen further buried the Sox by walking three of his four batters in the seventh.
Red Sox - 000 100 000 - 2 5 0
Boston had only two hits through the first seven innings: Marco Scutaro's single to begin the first and David Ortiz's solo homer with one out in the fourth.
Beckett pitched well through 5.1 innings, allowing only two hits and one walk. But the roof fell in very quickly: Macier Izturis doubled to right, Alberto Callaspo doubled to left-center, Torii Hunter singled off Adrian Beltre's glove at third, and Shemp hit a dong to right-center.
In the seventh, Beckett struck out Jeff Mathis, but allowed a single to Bourjos and then walked Bobby Abreu. MDC came in and walked Izturis to load the bases. He got Callaspo to geround out to third, but a run scored. Then Delcarmen walked Hunter to re-load the bases and walked Matsui to force in a run. Scott Atchison then surrendered an RBI single to Howie Kendrick.
The Yankees beat the Tigers 11-5 this afternoon. The Rays lost to the A's 4-3.
Update, 5:28 PM: Dustin Pedroia's left foot is sore. Jed Lowrie will take his place.
Another day, another player to the DL: Today it's Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who will be replaced by Dusty Brown.
Ervin Santana / Josh Beckett
The Red Sox go for the series -- and season -- sweep of the Angels. Boston is 9-0 against LAA this year; the Angels have scored more than three runs in only three of the nine games.Scutaro, SS
Beckett (7-5-3-1-5, 112) beat Los Angeles on July 28 and Santana had a 7-7-1-1-7, 115 line against the Sox on May 4.
AL East: Tigers/Yankees at 1 and Rays/Athletics at 10.
1951 - Eddie Gaedel -- standing 3' 7" and wearing # 1/8 -- walks on four pitches in his only major league appearance, for Bill Veeck's St. Louis Browns. His contract is voided two days later.
1969 - John Hollison, the last surviving major league pitcher to throw from a mound 50 feet from home plate, dies in Chicago at age 99. He pitched in one game for the Chicago Colts in 1892.
1970 - The White Sox, trailing 5-2, rally for 11 runs in the top of the ninth inning and defeat the Red Sox 13-5 at Fenway Park.
1982 - Atlanta's Pascual Perez, scheduled to start against the Expos, can't find his way off the interstate to the ballpark. He circles the city three times before running out of gas. Perez later receives a team jacket with "I-285" on it.