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Angels lose nightcap of doubleheader vs Red Sox

By Matthew Carroll

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, June 8 2013 11:18 p.m. MDT

BOSTON — Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia hardly was content with a doubleheader split against the Boston Red Sox.

After stretching their winning streak to nine games against Boston with a 9-5 victory in the opener of the day-night doubleheader, the Angels committed three errors and fell 7-2 to the Red Sox in the nightcap on Saturday.

"We played a good game the first game and this game we didn't do what we needed to do," Scioscia said. "I don't know about feeling satisfied. You want to pour your heart into every game and when you don't win, you're disappointed."

Angels starter C.J. Wilson (4-5) certainly was upset.

The left-hander allowed four runs — three earned — on eight hits over just five innings, requiring 32 pitches to make it through the first inning and 78 to get through three.

"I threw 100 pitches in five innings. That's pretty garbage," said Wilson, who struck out five and walked three on 104 pitches. "It's disappointing. I feel like after winning the first game today it would be nice to get some momentum going, but I just couldn't get it going."

Scioscia wondered if Wilson ever felt comfortable on the mound.

"He threw a lot of pitches to get through five innings," he said. "It was a struggle."

David Ortiz rebounded from a rough first game with a long two-run homer and drove in three runs to help Clay Buchholz improve to 9-0 for Boston.

Ortiz went 0 for 5, struck out twice and stranded six runners in the opener.

Buchholz gave up two runs on six hits, striking out four and walking one over 6 2-3 innings to match Arizona's Patrick Corbin (9-0) as the majors' only unbeaten pitcher with at least nine wins, but he left in the seventh with what the team called "neck tightness."

He missed a start last month with an irritation in his collarbone area.

It was quite a fielding night for Boston's ace.

Howie Kendrick hit a hard grounder off Buchholz's glove in the sixth. It bounced behind the mound and he dropped his glove and raced toward the ball, but Kendrick beat it out.

Buchholz had another adventure fielding a grounder in the fourth. Alberto Callaspo hit a high chop toward first, the pitcher got under it, but misplayed it before grabbing it and, while lying on the ground, reached to tag Callaspo before he reached the bag.

In the first game, Mark Trumbo and Erick Aybar each drove in two runs as the Angels beat the Red Sox for their team-record sixth straight win at Fenway Park.

With Boston leading the nightcap 4-2 in the sixth, Dustin Pedroia had an RBI single off reliever Jerome Williams before Ortiz hit a deep homer into the right-field seats, about 20 rows up into the corner. He stood and admired the ball's flight before slowly rounding the bases.

The Red Sox jumped ahead 2-0 against Wilson with two runs in the first on consecutive RBI doubles by Jonny Gomes and Pedroia. Ortiz's RBI double made it 3-0 in the second.

After Mike Trout's run-scoring single cut it to 3-1, Boston added an unearned run in the fifth on David Ross' RBI single after Mike Napoli reached on an infield hit and advanced on the same play when third baseman Callaspo bounced the throw past first for an error.

In the opener, Tommy Hanson (3-2) allowed two runs in five innings for the win, striking out Ortiz twice and getting him to ground out weakly with two runners on in all three at-bats.

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