Angels - 001 001 000 - 2 7 3 Red Sox - 210 013 00x - 7 13 0C.J. WIlson had thrown only eight pitches and the Red Sox were already up 2-0. Shane Victorino, fresh off the disabled list, singled and raced all the way around the bases to score on Jonny Gomes's double. Gomes then came home on Dustin Pedroia's two-bagger.
Boston sent eight men to the plate in the first inning, and left the bases loaded. But that missed opportunity at a big inning did not haunt them. With two outs in the second, Gomes (single) and Pedroia (walk) set the table for David Ortiz, who lined an opposite field double to make it 3-0.
David Ross had a run-scoring single in the fifth. ... In the seventh, Pedroia singled in a run and Ortiz unleashed a two-run bomb to right. ... Gomes, Pedroia, Ortiz, and Jose Iglesias (.443) each had two hits.
Buchholz (6.2-6-2-1-4, 104) left the game in the seventh with neck tightness. This outing raised his ERA to 1.71, which is still the best in MLB.
Boston's lead in the AL East is 1.5 games.