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Buchholz a hit in debut
Red Sox 8, Angels 4
Clay Buchholz allowed three earned runs and eight hits in his Red Sox debut. (Elise Amendola/AP)
 Pedroia's homer
 Ortiz's homer
Clay Buchholz's Major League debut went according to plan, as the young righty tossed six innings, allowing three earned runs on eight hits. Buchholz struck out five and walked three, escaping trouble with the defense turning three double plays behind him.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (70-50)
Lost 1
Boston 8, LA Angels 4   BOS
Boston (73-48)
Won 1
August 17, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0   4 11 1
Boston
6 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 X   8 14 1
Standings thru 8/17/07  |  Gameday  |  Angels Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B3210220.341
Cabrera, SS5120012.308
Guerrero, RF5021001.320
Anderson, LF4022012.275
Matthews, DH4000024.270
Kotchman, 1B4140000.306
Aybar, 2B4000015.243
Mathis, C1001101.195
  a-Izturis, PH1000002.263
  Budde, C0000000.000
Willits, CF4000032.298
Totals35411431019 

a-Flied out for Mathis in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Kotchman 2 (29, Buchholz, Buchholz).
TB: Figgins; Cabrera 2; Guerrero 2; Anderson 2; Kotchman 6.
RBI: Anderson 2 (38), Guerrero (93), Mathis (8).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matthews; Mathis; Izturis; Guerrero.
SF: Mathis.
GIDP: Willits; Cabrera.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Guerrero (8, throw).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pedroia, 2B5221002.325
Youkilis, 1B4110111.295
Ortiz, DH5122002.312
Ramirez, LF3120001.293
Drew, RF5131013.263
Lowell, 3B4111014.313
Crisp, CF4010004.273
Mirabelli, C1111000.212
  Varitek, C3000011.267
Cora, SS4011011.255
Totals3881471519 

BATTING
2B: Pedroia (26, Lackey), Mirabelli (3, Lackey), Cora (8, Lackey).
3B: Drew (3, Lackey).
HR: Ortiz (20, 1st inning off Lackey, 1 on, 1 out), Pedroia (6, 8th inning off Jones, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Pedroia 6; Youkilis; Ortiz 5; Ramirez 2; Drew 5; Lowell; Crisp; Mirabelli 2; Cora 2.
RBI: Ortiz 2 (73), Drew (45), Lowell (80), Mirabelli (16), Cora (17), Pedroia (37).
2-out RBI: Mirabelli; Cora.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pedroia 2; Crisp 2; Lowell; Drew.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Drew (6, fielding).
DP: 3 (Pedroia-Cora-Youkilis, Lowell-Pedroia-Youkilis, Youkilis).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lackey (L, 15-7)4.011760313.32
Bootcheck 3.02000103.99
Jones 1.01111116.48
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buchholz (W, 1-0)6.08433504.50
Okajima (H, 21)1.22000301.23
Papelbon (S, 29)1.11000201.87

Balk: Bootcheck.
HBP: Ramirez (by Lackey), Ramirez (by Jones).
Pitches-strikes: Lackey 97-64, Bootcheck 42-25, Jones 30-18, Buchholz 91-58, Okajima 26-20, Papelbon 23-16.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lackey 3-6, Bootcheck 1-7, Jones 1-1, Buchholz 7-6, Okajima 0-2, Papelbon 0-2.
Batters faced: Lackey 24, Bootcheck 11, Jones 6, Buchholz 27, Okajima 7, Papelbon 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Papelbon 2-0.
Umpires: HP: Bruce Froemming. 1B: Adrian Johnson. 2B: Mark Wegner. 3B: Mike Winters.
Weather: 76 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to LF.
T: 3:18.
Att: 36,686.

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