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Beckett, Ortiz fuel Sox
Red Sox 2, Angels 1
Josh Beckett allowed one run on four hits over six-plus innings on Thursday. (Jeff Lewis/AP)
 Ortiz hits No. 46
Major League Baseball home run leader David Ortiz launched his 46th big fly in the fourth, while starter Josh Beckett held the Angels scoreless for six innings. Beckett was forced to leave with a cut on his right middle finger after walking the leadoff batter in the seventh, but Mike Timlin and closer Jonathan Papelbon held on for the victory in the rubber game.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: August 24, 2006
BOS
Boston (71-56)
Won 2
Boston 2, LA Angels 1   LAA
LA Angels (67-61)
Lost 2
August 24, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0   2 7 0
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0   1 6 0
Standings thru 8/24/06  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox Stats  |  Angels Stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crisp, CF3000110.268
Pedroia, 2B4000013.091
Ortiz, DH3121100.287
Youkilis, 1B4010001.290
Hinske, RF3000022.262
  Kapler, RF1000000.214
Lowell, 3B3120100.288
Pena, LF4010012.304
Cora, SS4010011.277
Mirabelli, C3001012.190
Totals322723711 

BATTING
HR: Ortiz (46, 4th inning off Weaver, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ortiz 5; Youkilis; Lowell 2; Pena; Cora.
RBI: Ortiz (120), Mirabelli (21).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Hinske; Pedroia 2.
GIDP: Pena; Cora.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Pena (Rivera at home).
DP: (Cora-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, CF4010010.266
Izturis, 3B4010001.304
Cabrera, SS4020001.289
Guerrero, RF3010002.322
Anderson, DH3100103.276
Rivera, LF3000111.300
Kendrick, 1B4011021.305
Kennedy, 2B3000001.254
Napoli, C3000011.228
Totals311612511 

BATTING
2B: Cabrera (36, Beckett).
TB: Figgins; Izturis; Cabrera 3; Guerrero; Kendrick.
RBI: Kendrick (18).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson; Napoli.
GIDP: Guerrero.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Kennedy-Cabrera-Kendrick, Izturis-Kennedy-Kendrick).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 14-8)6.04112305.21
Timlin (H, 20)1.21000003.83
Papelbon (S, 34)1.11000200.96
 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Weaver (L, 9-1)6.04111611.92
Donnelly 1.03111104.67
Romero 0.10000006.92
Carrasco 1.20001004.08

Beckett pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

WP: Timlin.
IBB: Crisp (by Donnelly).
HBP: Guerrero (by Beckett).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 70-49, Timlin 18-13, Papelbon 18-14, Weaver 107-69, Donnelly 26-16, Romero 5-3, Carrasco 18-10.
Ground outs-fly outs: Beckett 8-7, Timlin 1-3, Papelbon 0-2, Weaver 4-8, Donnelly 2-0, Romero 1-0, Carrasco 4-1.
Batters faced: Beckett 24, Timlin 5, Papelbon 5, Weaver 22, Donnelly 7, Romero 1, Carrasco 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Timlin 1-1.
Umpires: HP: Alfonso Marquez. 1B: Tom Hallion. 2B: Mike Everitt. 3B: Larry Young.
Weather: 80 degrees, clear.
Wind: 4 mph, In from CF.
T: 2:58.
Att: 44,109.

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