David Ortiz reached two more milestones, Brock Holt came back and had an immediate impact, and Steven Wright threw five strong innings as the Red Sox started July off with a 5-4 win over the Angels Fenway Park.
Boston scored single runs in the first and fourth innings on an RBI ground out by Xander Bogaerts and a run-scoring double by Travis Shaw for an early 2-0 lead. They pulled away with three more in the fifth on an Ortiz solo home run, an RBI double by Brock Holt, and a single by Christian Vazquez that plated Holt.
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For Ortiz (pictured), it was career home run #522 and his 2000th career hit as a member of the Red Sox. It put him into 19th place on the all-time home run list passing Ted Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas.
Holt had two hits in his return from the disabled list and also threw out a runner trying to stretch a single into a double.
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