Angels-Red Sox: Tempers Flare as LA Takes Series with Sunday Win

Evan BrunellFeatured ColumnistApril 13, 2009

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 12:  Bobby Abreu #53 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim hits a single scoring two in the third inning against the Boston Red Sox at Angel Stadium on April 12, 2009 in Anaheim, California.  The Angels defeated the Red Sox 5-4.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Bobby Abreu got all the revenge he needed Sunday.

After Josh Beckett threw at his head in the first inning for calling time late in the at-bat, Abreu hit a go-ahead two-run single in the third inning, giving the Angels a 3-2 advantage. Vladimir Guerrero padded the lead in the eighth, launching a homer off of Hideki Okajima.

Boston staged a comeback in the final frame, as David Ortiz notched an RBI single to make it a one-run contest, 5-4, but J.D. Drew struck out looking with two men on to end the game.

Brian Fuentes recorded his second save of the season in the win.

 

Goat of the Game—Offense

The Red Sox cannot just rely on the big fly to win games. Boston, as a team, left 10 runners on base in the loss. For those who are counting, that is 44 in six games played. Boston continued its woes with a loss to the Oakland Athletics 8-2 Monday.

 

Next Game: Today, 10:05 pm ET, @ Oakland Athletics