Recap - Red Sox bend but don't break

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Photo courtesy Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox fell behind 2-0 in the top of the first inning - a familiar scenario this season - but Steven Wright managed to settle down and Mike Napoli (pictured) slammed a pair of home runs as Boston topped the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 8-3 at Fenway Park on Saturday night.

Napoli, batting sixth in a revamped Boston lineup now has seven home runs on the season and four on this current home stand.

Manager John Farrell moved Dustin Pedroia into the leadoff spot with Shane Victorino second in an attempt to jump start what has been a lethargic Boston offense. Victorino left the game early with what is said to be a calf injury.

Mookie Betts and Hanley Ramirez joined Napoli with two hits in the win.

Wright pitched 6.1 innings to pick up the win, his second of the season. He gave up two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out two.

Red Sox hitters were six-for-twelve with runners in scoring position.

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