Angels - 210 150 1110 - 21 22 1 Red Sox - 000 010 100 - 2 8 4If that linescore looks a little wonky, it's because of the Angels' 11-run seventh inning.
Clay Buchholz was bad (4.1-7-6-1-1, 67) but the bullpen was far worse. Robbie Ross and Pat Light each allowed six runs; please note that Ross faced only seven batters. Infielder Ryan LaMarre pitched the ninth inning, allowing two hits and no runs.
C.J. Cron and Carlos Pérez are the first pair of teammates with at least five hits and five RBI in the same game since 1936. Cron went 6-for-6, with a double, two home runs, five runs scored, and five RBI. Pérez was 5-for-6, with two doubles, a home run, two runs scored, and six RBI. Albert Pujols doubled and homered and drove in five runs.
According to Baseball Reference's Play Index, Cron's box score line of 6-5-6-5 has never been done before (at least as far back as 1913).
For the Red Sox, Mookie Betts had two doubles and a home run. ... Hanley Ramirez singled, doubled, and walked.
The last time the Red Sox allowed at least 20 runs? August 31, 2012, at Oakland (20-2).
The last time the Red Sox allowed at least 20 runs at home? August 21, 2009, a 20-11 loss to the MFY.
Betts, RFAbout last night:
[O]bviously fan interference came into play. Whether or not they challenged if that ball was going to stay in fair territory or not, you might say we caught a break right there.David Ortiz:
That was huge. We played with 26 players tonight.Mookie Betts:
We were joking, we're going to have to take him out to dinner because I think that ball was going to come back in play. I think obviously Trout would have scored on that ball. Tough situation there, but fortunately, he has pretty good hand-eye coordination.Angels manager Mike Scioscia said the call was "brutal" and absolutely wrong".
I think the ball would have come back onto the field and been in play, also. The Red Sox caught a game-saving break - and with any luck, they can parlay the good feeling into a nice winning streak.