It was late night drama at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Apparently the Rally Monkey is a night owl.
Josh Hamilton hit a Craig Breslow (2-2) pitch for a two-run home run and a 9-7 Angels walk-off win in the bottom of the 11th.
This one stings.
With the game in hand in the bottom of the ninth 7-3, Red Sox reliever Alex Wilson loaded the bases and Sox closer Koji Uehara gave it up. The tying run scored on Brandon Synder's two-out error when he overthrew second baseman Dustin Pedroia on a routine play that should have ended the game.
Snyder said he wanted to underhand the ball to Pedroia but realized he was too far away, "I promise you there is not a worse feeling."
Manager John Farrell said after the game, "This is a tough one to lose tonight."
The Red Sox also lost reliever Andrew Miller. In the seventh inning Miller went down while attempting to back up home plate. The Red Sox described it as an ankle injury and Miller was getting x-rays after the game.
Daniel Nava had four hits, Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a two-run double and Jose Iglesias, Dustin Pedroia and new Red Sox third baseman Brock Holt all had RBI's. Holt was later pinch hit for by, you guessed it, Brandon Snyder.
Red Sox starter Ryan Dempster went 6 1/3 innings allowing just two earned runs. But it was the bullpen meltdown that lead to the loss in this one.
It's Red Sox and the Angels again on Sunday at 8 p.m. ET. There's no rest for the wicked.