Boston Red Sox Drop Series Finale Against The Los Angeles Angels As Team Continues To Sit In Mediocrity
The Boston Red Sox were defeated once again by a mediocre Los Angeles Angels team.
Sunday’s 4-2 loss means Boston lost the weekend series with the Angels 1-2 with their lone win coming on Friday night.
Doug Fister made his Boston Red Sox debut in a solid outing. Fister went 6 innings giving up 7 hits and 3 earned runs. Following up Fister John Farrell used Robby Scott, Heath Hembree, Joe Kelly, and Craig Kimbrel. Kimbrel was the only reliever to give up a run for Boston.
The run allowed by Kimbrel is his 1st ER at Fenway Park this year and the team is now (29-2) when he plays in a game. Kimbrel entered the ninth inning with a 3-2 score so giving up a run wasn’t the nail in the Red Sox coffin. But it made a ninth inning comeback even more unlikely.
With the loss Boston’s record drops to 41-34 and are technically still in a tie for first place in the AL East. But with tiebreakers the New York Yankees are technically still in first. Next up for the Boston Red Sox is a four game set at home against the Minnesota Twins.