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Early outburst propels Sox
Red Sox 7, Angels 2
David Ortiz admires the flight of his solo homer in the fourth inning. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
 Ortiz's solo blast
 Cora's RBI double
 Ramirez's two-run single
It was a cold and murky Patriots Day at Fenway Park, but the Red Sox's offense remained red-hot. David Ortiz drilled his fourth homer of the year and Manny Ramirez drove in a pair of runs to hand Josh Beckett his third victory of the year.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: April 16, 2007
NYM
PHI
PPD
LAA
LA Angels (6-7)
Lost 4
Boston 7, LA Angels 2   BOS
Boston (7-4)
Won 3
April 16, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   2 8 1
Boston
6 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 X   7 8 0
Standings thru 4/16/07  |  Gameday  |  Angels Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Matthews, CF4010020.229
Cabrera, SS3111110.286
Guerrero, RF0000000.364
  1-Willits, PR-RF3010002.267
Anderson, LF4020002.259
Hillenbrand, DH4000004.138
Kotchman, 1B4010012.279
Kendrick, 2B4121002.340
Napoli, C3000021.192
  a-Aybar, E, PH1000000.250
Izturis, 3B4000011.282
Totals342821714 

a-Grounded out for Napoli in the 9th.
1-Ran for Guerrero in the 1st.

BATTING
2B: Anderson (4, Beckett).
HR: Cabrera (1, 1st inning off Beckett, 0 on, 1 out), Kendrick (2, 9th inning off Snyder, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Matthews; Cabrera 4; Willits; Anderson 3; Kotchman; Kendrick 5.
RBI: Cabrera (4), Kendrick (4).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Izturis; Kendrick; Willits.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kotchman (1, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Kendrick (3, throw).
DP: 2 (Cabrera-Kendrick-Kotchman, Moseley-Cabrera-Kotchman).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Lugo, SS4120001.333
  Pedroia, 2B0000000.222
Youkilis, 1B3111111.289
Ortiz, DH3221110.293
Ramirez, LF4112022.200
Drew, RF4100011.342
Lowell, 3B4111000.262
Varitek, C3000101.200
Pena, CF3000122.000
Cora, 2B-SS3011012.143
Totals317864810 

BATTING
2B: Lugo (4, Santana), Ortiz (4, Santana), Lowell (6, Santana), Cora (1, Santana).
HR: Ortiz (4, 4th inning off Santana, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Lugo 3; Youkilis; Ortiz 6; Ramirez; Lowell 2; Cora 2.
RBI: Youkilis (4), Ramirez 2 (6), Lowell (8), Cora (1), Ortiz (12).
2-out RBI: Cora; Ortiz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lugo; Drew.
GIDP: Ramirez; Cora.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Pena (Kendrick at 2nd base).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana (L, 1-2)4.07753417.63
Moseley 2.01001001.29
Shields 1.00000303.24
Rodriguez, F 1.00000103.00
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 3-0)6.06111511.50
Okajima 1.00000201.59
Romero 1.01000006.23
Snyder 1.01110015.40

HBP: Guerrero (by Beckett).
Pitches-strikes: Santana 78-44, Moseley 25-15, Shields 16-10, Rodriguez, F 11-8, Beckett 99-67, Okajima 9-8, Romero 14-8, Snyder 12-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 2-6, Moseley 3-3, Shields 0-0, Rodriguez, F 1-1, Beckett 6-6, Okajima 1-0, Romero 2-1, Snyder 3-0.
Batters faced: Santana 22, Moseley 7, Shields 3, Rodriguez, F 3, Beckett 25, Okajima 3, Romero 4, Snyder 4.
Umpires: HP: Rick Reed. 1B: Chuck Meriwether. 2B: Alfonso Marquez. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 47 degrees, rain.
Wind: 15 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:32 (:13 delay).
Att: 35,424.

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