Red Sox - 000 000 030 - 3 4 2 Angels - 000 000 010 - 1 6 1Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run home run to snap a scoreless tie and Rubby De La Rosa (7-5-1-3-8, 110) pitched seven strong innings.
RDLR faced one batter in the eighth, going to a full count on Mike Trout before giving up a solo home run. Edward Mujica finished the eighth and Koji Uehara nailed down the ninth, striking out Josh Hamilton with a man on to end the game.
With one out in the eighth, Brock Holt reached on a fielding error. Dustin Pedroia singled and then Cespedes crushed a ball to to left. It was his first home run as a Red Sock.
Jackie Bradley went 0-for-4, with four strikeouts. He is now 0-for-his-last-35. ... Dan Butler went 0-for-3 with a walk in his MLB debut. ... Pedroia singled and doubled.
Holt, RFHaving used eight relief pitchers in last night's 19-inning marathon, the Red Sox need RDLR to go deep in today's game. He threw six innings against the Cardinals in his last start.
Catcher Dan Butler is scheduled to make his major league debut today. ... Jackie Bradley is mired in an 0-for-31 skid. ... Heath Hembree, who threw four shutout innings last night (his longest outing since his sophomore year in college!) was optioned to Pawtucket. ... Edwin Escobar was called up.