BOSTON (AP) — Chris Sale righted himself and struck out 13 over eight two-hit innings, Sam Travis hit a two-run homer and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 on Thursday night time.
Sale (6-11) had allowed 14 runs over 9 innings throughout his earlier two begins, each towards the rival New York Yankees. He carved up the Angels in his 13th outing with double-digit strikeouts this season.
The Red Sox had misplaced 9 of 10 video games, not together with’s Wednesday’s contest towards the Royals that was suspended within the 10th inning with the rating tied at 4. Thursday’s sport ran with out situation and was over in a tidy 2 hours, 16 minutes.
Boston entered six video games again of the second AL wild card.
Angels star Mike Trout went 1 for 4 with three strikeouts a day after his 28th birthday. Los Angeles, which started the day 9 1/2 video games out within the AL wild card, suffered its season-high seventh straight loss.
Travis took starter Dillon Peters deep to dead middle after J.D. Martinez singled to open the second inning.
Sandy Leon tacked on a solo homer towards Peters to steer off the fifth.
Peters (2-1) gave up three runs and 5 hits and struck out eight over six innings.
Brandon Workman labored a clear ninth with two strikeouts for his seventh save.
The Angels and Red Sox had dropped a mixed 19 of 22 video games. Los Angeles got here in 16 1/2 video games behind AL West-leading Houston whereas Boston trailed the AL East-leading Yankees by 16 video games.
SCORE THAT “9”
Angels proper fielder Kole Calhoun made a spectacular diving catch close to Pesky Pole on a ball hit by Xander Bogaerts for the primary out of the fourth inning, drawing “oohs” and “aahs” from the Fenway Park crowd.
TROUT TURNS 28
Trout celebrated his birthday at dwelling through the crew’s time without work Wednesday. The eight-time All-Star is one in all seven gamers to hit 278 dwelling runs earlier than turning 28, an inventory that features Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr. and teammate Albert Pujols.
“I think that’s the most amazing part is he’s only 28,” Angels supervisor Brad Ausmus stated. “With all the numbers that he has, the age is what sticks out.”
Angels: LHP Andrew Heaney (left shoulder irritation) might be activated from the injured record to start out Saturday’s sport in Boston. Heaney final pitched July 26 versus Houston. … SS Andrelton Simmons (left ankle bone bruise and sprain) is receiving therapy within the Los Angeles space and has no timetable to return. … RHP Griffin Canning (proper elbow irritation) threw on the sphere earlier than the sport. … Los Angeles reclaimed LHP Adalberto Mejia, who pitched for the crew earlier this season earlier than being designated for task, off waivers Thursday and granted C Jose Briceno his unconditional launch.
Red Sox: LHP David Price was positioned on the 10-day injured record after receiving a shot of cortisone Wednesday to deal with a cyst in his left wrist. “The hope is for him to come (back) sooner rather than later, but we don’t have a timetable,” supervisor Alex Cora stated. RHP Hector Velázquez was recalled from Triple-A to fill Price’s spot. … 2B Dustin Pedroia (left knee irritation) spoke with the crew by way of FaceTime throughout Wednesday night time’s rain delay after having joint preservation surgical procedure Tuesday. “He seems like (he’s) in good spirits,” Cora stated.
Angels: RHP Jaime Barria (4-5, 6.36 ERA) has misplaced two straight begins and three of his final 4.
Red Sox: LHP Brian Johnson (1-1, 6.88) takes Price’s spot within the rotation and might be making his third begin this season.