Boston 8, LA Angels 4
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(70-50)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
LA Angels 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 4 11 1
Boston 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 X 8 14 1
WP: C. Buchholz (1-0) S: J. Papelbon (29)
LP: J. Lackey (15-7)
(73-48)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: LA Angels
- G. Anderson grounded out to first, C. Figgins scored, V. Guerrero to third
Bot 1st: Boston
- D. Ortiz homered to deep right, D. Pedroia scored
- J.D. Drew tripled to deep center, M. Ramirez scored
- M. Lowell singled to left center, J.D. Drew scored
- D. Mirabelli doubled to center, M. Lowell scored
- A. Cora doubled to left, D. Mirabelli scored
Bot 4th: Boston
- J.D. Drew singled to right, K. Youkilis to third, K. Youkilis scored, J.D. Drew to third on right fielder V. Guerrero's throwing error
Top 5th: LA Angels
- V. Guerrero singled to right, C. Figgins scored, O. Cabrera to third
- G. Anderson singled to center, O. Cabrera scored, V. Guerrero to third
Top 6th: LA Angels
- J. Mathis hit sacrifice fly to center, C. Kotchman scored
Bot 8th: Boston
- D. Pedroia homered to deep left
 LA Angels
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
C. Figgins 3b 3 2 1 0 2 2 0 .341
O. Cabrera ss 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 .308
V. Guerrero rf 5 0 2 1 0 0 1 .320
G. Anderson lf 4 0 2 2 0 1 1 .275
G. Matthews Jr. dh 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 .270
C. Kotchman 1b 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 .306
E. Aybar 2b 4 0 0 0 0 1 4 .243
J. Mathis c 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .195
    M. Izturis ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .263
    R. Budde c 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
R. Willits cf 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .298
 Totals 35 4 11 4 3 10 17  
 Batting
2B - C Kotchman 2 (29, C Buchholz 2).
SF - J Mathis.
RBI - G Anderson 2 (38), V Guerrero (93), J Mathis (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Izturis 1, V Guerrero 1, G Matthews Jr 1, J Mathis 1.
GIDP - R Willits, O Cabrera.
Team LOB - 8.
 Fielding
E - V Guerrero (8, throw).
 Boston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Pedroia 2b 5 2 2 1 0 0 2 .325
K. Youkilis 1b 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 .295
D. Ortiz dh 5 1 2 2 0 0 1 .312
M. Ramirez lf 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 .293
J.D. Drew rf 5 1 3 1 0 1 3 .263
M. Lowell 3b 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 .312
C. Crisp cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 4 .273
D. Mirabelli c 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .212
    J. Varitek c 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .267
A. Cora ss 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 .255
 Totals 38 8 14 7 1 5 18  
 Batting
2B - D Pedroia (26, J Lackey); D Mirabelli (3, J Lackey); A Cora (8, J Lackey).
3B - J Drew (3, J Lackey).
HR - D Ortiz (20, 1st inning off J Lackey 1 on, 1 Out), D Pedroia (6, 8th inning off G Jones 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI - D Ortiz 2 (73), J Drew (45), M Lowell (80), D Mirabelli (16), A Cora (17), D Pedroia (37).
2-out RBI - D Mirabelli, A Cora.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Crisp 2, M Lowell 1, J Drew 1, D Pedroia 2.
Team LOB - 9.
 Fielding
E - J Drew (6, line drive).
DP - 3 (D Pedroia-A Cora-K Youkilis, M Lowell-D Pedroia-K Youkilis, K Youkilis).
 LA Angels
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Lackey (L, 15-7) 4.0 11 7 6 0 3 1 3.32
C. Bootcheck 3.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.99
G. Jones 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 1 6.48
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
C. Buchholz (W, 1-0) 6.0 8 4 3 3 5 0 4.50
H. Okajima (H, 21) 1.2 2 0 0 0 3 0 1.23
J. Papelbon (S, 29) 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.87
BALK - C Bootcheck.
HBP - M Ramirez 2 (by J Lackey, G Jones).
Pitches-strikes - J Lackey 97-64; C Bootcheck 42-25; G Jones 30-18; C Buchholz 91-58; H Okajima 26-20; J Papelbon 23-16.
Ground balls-fly balls - J Lackey 3-6; C Bootcheck 1-7; G Jones 1-1; C Buchholz 7-5; H Okajima 0-2; J Papelbon 0-2.
Batters faced - J Lackey 24; C Bootcheck 11; G Jones 6; C Buchholz 27; H Okajima 7; J Papelbon 5.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Bruce Froemming. 1B--Adrian Johnson. 2B--Mark Wegner. 3B--Mike Winters.
Time: 3:18.
Weather: 76 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, out to left.
Game Notes
BOSTON CATCHER DOUG MIRABELLI LEFT THE GAME IN THE TOP OF THE SECOND INNING WITH AN APPARENT RIGHT LEG INJURY.

Updated on Friday, Aug 17, 2007 4:44 pm ET

 
 Top Batters
 LA Angels
C. Kotchman C. Kotchman
4-4
 Boston
D. Ortiz D. Ortiz
2-5, 1 HR
2 RBI