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Angels snag a 2-1 win over Red Sox on game-ending error

Angels snag a 2-1 win over Red Sox on game-ending error

As the Angels made their way from the clubhouse and into the dugout before Thursday’s game against the Boston Red Sox, a cardboard box awaited them atop the bat racks. The box contained what appeared to be the results of a shopping spree at Party City.

This would be the first game of the last series David Ortiz would play in Anaheim. The Angels had the obligatory farewell gift, a portrait of Ortiz at bat, to be unveiled on the field by Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and longtime coach Alfredo Griffin. 

But the Angels wanted to have some fun too. So they asked each player to wear the gag gifts, a pair of goofy sunglasses and a gold-colored chain, to spoof the Ortiz...

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