BOSTON -- The
Before the current streak, the Angels were 2-17 in their previous 19 games against the Red Sox. The Angels have also won six in a row at Fenway, their longest-ever streak in the 101-year-old park.
The Red Sox made things interesting in the ninth inning, scoring three runs off
Clinging to a 3-2 lead, the Angels caught a huge break in the bottom of the sixth inning. With two on, one out and reliever
Trout then started the seventh-inning rally off Morales with a one-out double high off the
With first baseman
The Angels added two insurance runs in the ninth on -- what else? -- a bases-loaded walk, this one by Trout off Red Sox left-hander
The Angels bullpen held on to preserve the win for
For as much trouble as Hanson (3-2) got himself into, he did a remarkable job of minimizing damage. The right-hander escaped a second-and-third, one-out jam in the first by striking out cleanup batter
Hanson escaped a first-and-third, two-out jam in the second by getting Ellsbury to ground to second and a two-on, no-outs jam in the third by striking out Ortiz and Napoli with slow curves and getting
The Angels took a 1-0 lead in the second when Kendrick singled, took second on Callaspo's groundout and scored on Aybar's two-out single to left.
They stretched the lead to 3-0 with some good situational hitting in the third, an inning Trout opened with a double off the Green Monster in left. Hamilton walked, and a double steal put runners on second and third.
Trout scored on Pujols' sacrifice fly to deep center, which also advanced Hamilton to third, and Hamilton scored on Trumbo's groundout.
Boston cut it to 3-2 in the fourth when Carp hit a leadoff homer to right, Ellsbury walked with two out, stole second and scored on Daniel Nava's RBI single to right.