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Red Sox 9, Angels 8
Erick Aybar mishandled this potential double-play ball in Boston's five-run sixth. (AP)
The Halos fended off the Red Sox twice with comebacks of their own, but the home team had the last laugh, rallying off Brian Fuentes with two outs in the ninth to win. The Angels lost despite 17 hits, including four from Erick Aybar. Kendry Morales reached on a passed ball following strike three in the six, sparking a four-run frame.
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Series at a glance:
  • Tue. 09/15: BOS 4, LAA 1
  • Wed. 09/16: BOS 9, LAA 8
  • Thu. 09/17: LAA 4, BOS 3
LAA
LA Angels (86-59)
Lost 3
Boston 9, LA Angels 8   BOS
Boston (86-58)
Won 7
September 16, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 0 1 0 1 1 4 0 1   8 17 1
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 5 0 2 2   9 13 1
Standings thru 9/16/09  |  Recap: LAA | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Red Sox stats
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 6 1 2 0 0 2 5 .300
Aybar, SS 6 1 4 1 0 0 4 .308
Abreu, RF 5 0 3 2 1 0 1 .302
Guerrero, DH 3 1 0 0 0 1 4 .294
  a-Quinlan, PH-DH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248
  b-Izturis, M, PH-DH 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 .295
Hunter, To, CF 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 .313
Morales, K, 1B 5 1 0 0 0 3 4 .304
Kendrick, H, 2B 5 1 2 1 0 1 4 .293
Rivera, J, LF 5 2 3 2 0 0 1 .291
Napoli, C 4 0 1 1 1 1 1 .268
Totals 45 8 17 8 3 8 29  

a-Batted for Guerrero in the 8th. b-Popped out for Quinlan in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Hunter, To (23, Byrd), Abreu (27, Byrd), Kendrick, H (18, Byrd), Rivera, J (23, Ramirez, R), Napoli (21, Ramirez, R).
HR: Hunter, To (22, 6th inning off Byrd, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Figgins 2; Napoli 2; Kendrick, H 3; Aybar 4; Hunter, To 6; Abreu 4; Rivera, J 4.
RBI: Aybar (55), Abreu 2 (96), Hunter, To (83), Kendrick, H (53), Rivera, J 2 (81), Napoli (50).
2-out RBI: Aybar; Abreu 2; Kendrick, H; Rivera, J 2; Napoli.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guerrero 2; Rivera, J; Aybar 2; Figgins; Kendrick, H 2; Izturis, M.
Team RISP: 7-for-20.
Team LOB: 14.

BASERUNNING
SB: Abreu (29, 2nd base off Delcarmen/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Aybar (10, missed catch).
DP: 2 (Kendrick, H-Aybar-Morales, K 2).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 1 2 1 1 1 3 .302
Pedroia, 2B 5 1 1 0 0 0 4 .295
Bay, LF 5 1 2 2 0 0 0 .263
Lowell, 3B 5 0 1 0 0 1 2 .292
Ortiz, D, DH 3 2 1 0 2 1 3 .234
  1-Gathright, PR-DH 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .235
Baldelli, RF 3 1 1 1 0 1 3 .257
  Anderson, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233
  a-Drew, J, PH-RF 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 .268
Varitek, C 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 .213
  b-Reddick, PH 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .211
  Brown, D, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  c-Lowrie, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .158
Kotchman, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .269
  d-Green, N, PH 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .236
Gonzalez, Al, SS 3 0 2 3 1 0 0 .235
Totals 37 9 13 9 7 6 22  

a-Walked for Anderson in the 8th. b-Grounded into a forceout for Varitek in the 8th. c-Singled for Brown, D in the 9th. d-Walked for Kotchman in the 9th.
1-Ran for Ortiz, D in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Kotchman (22, Saunders, J), Pedroia (44, Saunders, J).
TB: Kotchman 2; Ellsbury 2; Ortiz, D; Lowell; Lowrie; Baldelli; Gonzalez, Al 2; Pedroia 2; Drew, J; Bay 2.
RBI: Bay 2 (104), Baldelli (23), Gonzalez, Al 3 (40), Kotchman (47), Ellsbury (50), Green, N (35).
2-out RBI: Gonzalez, Al 3; Ellsbury; Green, N.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pedroia 2; Ellsbury.
SAC: Gonzalez, Al.
GIDP: Pedroia, Baldelli.
Team RISP: 6-for-15.
Team LOB: 10.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bay (13, 2nd base off Saunders, J/Napoli).

FIELDING
E: Baldelli (3, throw).
PB: Varitek (1).

 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Saunders, J 5.2 8 5 2 3 5 0 4.75
Bulger 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3.41
Jepsen (H, 15) 1.1 1 2 2 1 0 0 4.56
Oliver, D (BS, 1) 0.2 1 0 0 1 0 0 2.67
Fuentes (BS, 7)(L, 1-5) 0.2 3 2 2 2 0 0 4.41
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Byrd 5.1 9 3 3 1 4 1 5.79
Saito 1.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2.54
Ramirez, R (BS, 4) 0.1 3 3 0 0 1 0 2.79
Okajima 0.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 3.47
Delcarmen 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 3.42
Bard (W, 2-1) 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.43

Okajima pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

WP: Oliver, D.
IBB: Hunter, To (by Delcarmen).
HBP: Guerrero (by Saito).
Pitches-strikes: Saunders, J 106-58, Bulger 5-3, Jepsen 22-10, Oliver, D 22-14, Fuentes 27-14, Byrd 97-62, Saito 25-14, Ramirez, R 18-12, Okajima 12-8, Delcarmen 18-9, Bard 21-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Saunders, J 8-0, Bulger 0-0, Jepsen 4-0, Oliver, D 1-1, Fuentes 0-1, Byrd 3-4, Saito 1-1, Ramirez, R 0-0, Okajima 0-0, Delcarmen 0-0, Bard 3-0.
Batters faced: Saunders, J 27, Bulger 1, Jepsen 6, Oliver, D 4, Fuentes 7, Byrd 26, Saito 5, Ramirez, R 5, Okajima 3, Delcarmen 4, Bard 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Bulger 2-0, Oliver, D 2-2, Saito 2-0, Ramirez, R 1-1, Okajima 1-0, Delcarmen 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Rick Reed. 1B: Jeff Kellogg. 2B: Tim Timmons. 3B: Mark Wegner.
Weather: 58 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 15 mph, In from CF.
T: 4:07.
Att: 37,706.
Venue: Fenway Park.
September 16, 2009
September 16, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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