Recap - Sox pounded by Angels in ugly loss

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

The Angels put up nine runs in the top of the fifth inning to turn a close game into a 12-5 win over the Red Sox Friday night at Fenway Park.

The fifth, which featured a pair of Los Angeles home runs, lasted more than thirty minutes.

Boston starter Rick Porcello lasted just 4.1 innings, charged with seven runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out four.

The Red Sox actually led 1-0 on Mike Napoli's (pictured) fifth home run of the year in the bottom of the second. After the Angels took the lead with a pair of runs in the top of the fourth, Boston answered back with a two-RBI double by Brock Holt.

The Red Sox added two runs in the seventh on an error and a run-scoring infield single by Dustin Pedroia.

Rusney Castillo made his 2015 debut for the Red Sox in right field. He was one-for-four batting in the eighth spot in the lineup. Pedroia led Boston with three hits; Holt had two hits.

The game "featured" three Boston errors including a drop of a very routine fly ball by Castillo in right.

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