The Angels continued their 10 game road trip, as they flew to Boston, Massachusetts to take on the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox have been scuffling as they are losers of four of their last six, and are 19-22 on the season. The Angels are 4-3 on their road trip and 21-20 on the season. The pitching match up for game one was Garrett Richards for the Angels and Rick Porcello for the Red Sox.
Garrett Richards did not have his best outing Friday night at Fenway Park, as he allowed five runs in six innings of work. The Angels offense picked him up as they exploded for 12 runs, their most since April 21st against Oakland. The big inning was the nine run top of the fifth, where they sent thirteen men to the plate, chasing Rick Porcello from the ballgame as he allowed a RBI single to Mike Trout, followed by another RBI single to Kole Calhoun and RBI double by David Freese, as it was 6-3, as Matt Barnes relieved Porcello. Barnes walked Joyce before allowing a three run home run to Chris Iannetta, and then two batters later another home run to Erick Aybar, as they lead was 11-3 Angels. Richards left with bases loaded in the seventh, as they score was 11-5, as Richards allowed two runs to score in the inning. He was relieved by Jose Alvarez, who struck out David Ortiz and got Daniel Nava to ground into an inning ending double play. Angels tacked on another run in the eighth, as David Freese hit a sacrifice fly after a lead off double by Albert Pujols, who also homered in the game. Fernando Salas and Mike Morin worked scoreless eighth and ninth innings, as the Angels won game one 12-5 over the Red Sox.
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