BB and LOB spells loss for Sox

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

Eight walks by Red Sox pitchers, combined with 26 runners left on base by Red Sox hitters (nearly three an inning...that's hard to do...honest) helped push the Angels past Boston 9-5 in the opening game of the Saturday day/night doubleheader at Fenway Park.

Felix Doubront started for the Sox; he was charged with three runs on six hits and two walks over six innings while striking out four. Franklin Morales walked three consecutive Angels in the top of the seventh inning driving in two of the four runs scored in the frame.

Mike Carp (pictured) hit his fifth home run of the season in the bottom of the fourth inning off Angels starter Tommy Hanson.

Jose Iglesias hit a 2-out single in the eighth to extend his hit streak to 11 games, the longest by an American League rookie this season.

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