Wagner Allows Bloop-Single As Sox Finally Lose
A bloop RBI-single in the top of the ninth ended Boston’s seven game winning-streak as the Halos took the final game of a three-game set at Fenway Park. Howie Kendrick drove in the winning run in the top of the ninth off of Billy Wagner to give the Los Angeles Angels a 4-3 victory.
Boston looked to have the game wrapped up with a 3-1 advantage going into the fifth inning but the Angels chipped away at the local nine’s lead with runs in the fifth and seventh inning before delivering the final blow in the ninth. Jacoby Ellsbury and Jason Bay both homered for Boston on Thursday as Victor Martinez and Kevin Youkilis were both available for action, with the Martinez starting, after the two players missed the past two games.
The Red Sox head to Baltimore to open up a three-game tilt with the Orioles as Boston hits the road for a ten-game road trip before ending the season at home. Clay Buchholz toes the rubber for the Sox on Friday, matching up against Jeremy Guthrie of the O’s.