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Hamilton's homer in 11th lifts Angels over Red Sox

Published: Monday, Aug. 3 2015 1:30 p.m. MDT

Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava beats the throw home to Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta to score in the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif.  (The Orange County Register, Paul Rodriguez, Associated Press) Boston Red Sox's Daniel Nava beats the throw home to Los Angeles Angels catcher Chris Iannetta to score in the second inning of a baseball game, Saturday, July 6, 2013, in Anaheim, Calif. (The Orange County Register, Paul Rodriguez, Associated Press)

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Josh Hamilton hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning, after the Angels rallied to tie it with four runs in the ninth, and Los Angeles beat the Boston Red Sox 9-7 on Saturday night to snap the AL East-leaders' five-game winning streak.

Brad Hawpe, who came in to play first base in the 10th, singled with one out in the 11th against Craig Breslow (2-2). Hamilton drive the next pitch out to right-center for his 12th homer and second dramatic blast in three nights.

Dane De La Rosa (4-1) earned this victory with a scoreless inning.

It was the third big comeback win at home for the Angels in less than four weeks. On June 20, they turned a 7-0 deficit against Seattle into a 10-9 win, and they rallied with three runs in the ninth against St. Louis on Thursday — including a two-run homer by Hamilton — for a 6-5 win.

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