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One out of two isn't bad
Angels 7, Red Sox 5
Josh Beckett struck out eight Angels, allowing just five hits. (Winslow Townson/AP)
 Ramirez's RBI double
 Ortiz's two-run double
After trailing for most of the game, the Red Sox rallied in the eighth to take the lead on Manny Ramirez's RBI double. However, Eric Gagne was unable to protect the lead in the ninth, as the Sox split their twin bill with the Angels.
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Series at a glance:
LAA
LA Angels (71-50)
Won 1
LA Angels 7, Boston 5   BOS
Boston (73-49)
Lost 1
August 17, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 3   7 10 0
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0   5 7 2
Standings thru 8/17/07  |  Gameday  |  Angels Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
LA AngelsABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Figgins, 3B5110021.339
Cabrera, SS5221011.309
Guerrero, DH5233001.323
Anderson, LF3011102.275
Matthews, CF4111024.269
Izturis, 2B4011010.263
Quinlan, 1B4000012.246
Budde, C3010012.143
  a-Willits, PH-RF1000000.297
Haynes, RF3000001.219
  b-Kotchman, PH0000100.306
  1-Aybar, PR0100000.243
  Mathis, C0000000.195
Totals3771072814 

a-Flied out for Budde in the 9th. b-Walked for Haynes in the 9th.
1-Ran for Kotchman in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Guerrero 2 (40, Beckett, Gagne).
3B: Guerrero (1, Delcarmen).
HR: Matthews (16, 8th inning off Delcarmen, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Figgins; Cabrera 2; Guerrero 7; Anderson; Matthews 4; Izturis; Budde.
RBI: Guerrero 3 (96), Izturis (35), Anderson (39), Matthews (67), Cabrera (68).
2-out RBI: Guerrero.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Matthews; Anderson; Budde.
SF: Anderson.
Team LOB: 6.

BASERUNNING
SB: Cabrera (16, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF-LF3100101.316
Pedroia, 2B4010001.324
  1-Crisp, PR-CF0100000.273
Ortiz, DH4222020.314
Ramirez, LF4011001.293
  Cora, 2B0000000.255
Drew, RF4020001.266
Lowell, 3B4001003.310
Varitek, C4000022.263
Hinske, 1B3000020.194
  Youkilis, 1B1000010.294
Lugo, SS3110110.239
Totals34574289 


1-Ran for Pedroia in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Lugo (27, Santana), Drew (23, Santana), Ortiz (38, Rodriguez), Ramirez (31, Rodriguez).
TB: Pedroia; Ortiz 3; Ramirez 2; Drew 3; Lugo 2.
RBI: Lowell (81), Ortiz 2 (75), Ramirez (80).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Pedroia; Varitek; Lowell.
Team LOB: 4.

FIELDING
E: Lugo 2 (16, fielding, fielding).
DP: (Youkilis-Lugo).

 
LA AngelsIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana 6.14110505.96
Speier (H, 14)0.20000101.93
Shields (H, 27)0.11332103.23
Rodriguez (BS, 4)(W, 5-2)1.22110102.96
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett 7.05211803.15
Delcarmen 1.02220012.81
Gagne (BS, 3)(L, 3-1)1.03331004.12

WP: Rodriguez.
Pitches-strikes: Santana 100-64, Speier 6-4, Shields 19-7, Rodriguez 27-19, Beckett 104-68, Delcarmen 13-9, Gagne 34-23.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 6-8, Speier 1-0, Shields 0-0, Rodriguez 2-2, Beckett 7-6, Delcarmen 0-3, Gagne 0-3.
Batters faced: Santana 23, Speier 2, Shields 4, Rodriguez 7, Beckett 29, Delcarmen 5, Gagne 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Speier 2-1, Rodriguez 3-3.
EjectionsBoston Red Sox Manager Terry Francona ejected by 1B umpire Mark Wegner. (9th); Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis ejected by HP umpire Brian Runge. (9th).
Umpires: HP: Brian Runge. 1B: Mark Wegner. 2B: Mike Winters. 3B: Adrian Johnson.
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 17 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:14.
Att: 36,538.

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