August 22, 2012

G124: Angels 7, Red Sox 3

Angels  - 002 203 000 - 7 15  1
Red Sox - 000 200 010 - 3 10  0
It was, perhaps, Clay Buchholz's (5.1-12-7-1-3, 82) worst start of the year. He gave up 12 hits, tying a career high (6.2 innings, April 26, 2011) and allowed seven runs, tying a season high.

Buchholz faced the minimum six batters through the first two innings, but began the third by allowing three singles. The Angels hit two doubles and two singles off Buchholz in the fourth, and touched him for a home run and two singles in the sixth.

Los Angeles' 6-9 hitters went 10-for-16 in the game, scoring six runs.

Down 4-0, Boston halved that deficit in the fourth. With two outs, Jarrod Saltalamacchia singled and Ryan Lavarnway and Mike Aviles followed with run-scoring doubles off the Wall. After Pedro Ciriaco singled Aviles to third, the rally fizzled and the bats went cold. The next nine Boston hitters went down in order.

In the eighth, Dustin Pedroia singled, stole second, and scored on a throwing error following Cody Ross's double to right.

Scott Podsednik went 3-for-5 in the leadoff spot.
Jered Weaver / Clay Buchholz
Podsednik, LF
Ellsbury, CF
Pedroia, 2B
Gonzalez, 1B
Ross, RF
Saltalamacchia, C
Lavarnway, DH
Aviles, SS
Ciriaco, 3B
Game Previews: MLB, WEEI.

Kevin Youkilis hit a grand slam last night against the Yankees.

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