Angels rout Red Sox on short restMay 5, 2011 - 11:36 PM Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Playing on fewer than 11 hours rest, the Angels banged out 18 hits Thursday for an 11-0 rout of John Lackey and the Boston Red Sox.
Joel Pineiro (1-0) pitched 5 2/3 in his second start of the season and combined with Rich Thompson and Francisco Rodriguez on the team's third shutout of the season.
Erick Aybar had four hits, an RBI and two runs scored; Mark Trumbo belted a two-run homer; and Bobby Abreu drove in three runs for the Angels, who won the last two games to earn a split in the four-game series.
Ex-Angel John Lackey entered the game 4-0 against his former team, but took the loss in four-plus shaky innings. Lackey (2-4) surrendered eight runs, 10 hits and three walks and was yanked after giving up Trumbo's homer in the fifth.
"It was frustrating," said Lackey, who pitched the first eight years of his career for the Angels. "I had some guys with two strikes and couldn't put people away."
The teams took the field just 10 hours and 50 minutes after the Angels won the third game of the series at 2:45 a.m. Thursday morning (it was delayed more than 2 1/2 hours by rain and went 13 innings).
"Obviously a tough day. They bunched together a bunch of hits and we needed [Lackey] to try to stay out there, for obvious reasons," said Boston manager Terry Francona.
The Red Sox struggled to solve Pineiro, going without a hit until the fourth inning.
Meanwhile, the Angels had little trouble against Lackey, scoring three runs in each inning between the third and fifth.
"I think he just missed out over the plate a few times and we got some guys on early and then we just took advantage of his mistakes," said Angels infielder Howie Kendrick. "When he's on, he's not making mistakes like that."
Alberto Callaspo's two-run double was the big blow in the three-run third, which gave the Angels all the runs they would need.
Kendrick, Abreu and Torii Hunter delivered two-out RBI singles in the fourth before Trumbo's sixth homer of the season -- he smacked a pitch over the Green Monster in left -- knocked Lackey out in the fifth.
Peter Bourjos doubled off reliever Scott Atchison and scored later on Aybar's single to make it 9-0. Abreu hit a two-run double off Atchison in the seventh for the final runs.
The Angels went 7-for-18 with runners in scoring position, leaving 10 guys on base. Boston was 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position and stranded seven.
The Angels went 4-3 on a seven-game road trip and are headed back home for a pair of three-game series against the Indians and White Sox...Pineiro opened the year on the disabled list with a shoulder injury...The Red Sox are 3-4 on an 11-game homestand that ends with four games against the Twins. They are still 17-4 in their last 21 games against the Angels, including a four-game sweep in Anaheim last month.
- LOS ANGELES: 11
May 5 4:48 PM
- Bobby Abreu double to center scored Jeff Mathis and Peter Bourjos. Runner on second with two outs and Torii Hunter due up.
Angels 11, Red Sox 0 Top 7, 2 OutsMay 5 4:00 PM
- Erick Aybar infield single to first scored Peter Bourjos. Runner on first with one out and Howie Kendrick due up.
Angels 9, Red Sox 0 Top 5, 1 OutMay 5 3:17 PM
- Mark Trumbo none-out, two-run Home Run (6) to left scored Vernon Wells. Jeff Mathis due up.
Angels 8, Red Sox 0 Top 5, 0 OutsMay 5 3:09 PM
- Torii Hunter single to right scored Howie Kendrick. On the play, Bobby Abreu advances to third. Runners on first and third with two outs and Alberto Callaspo due up.
Angels 6, Red Sox 0 Top 4, 2 OutsMay 5 2:54 PM
- Bobby Abreu single to center scored Erick Aybar. On the play, Howie Kendrick advances to third. Runners on first and third with two outs and Torii Hunter due up.
Angels 5, Red Sox 0 Top 4, 2 OutsMay 5 2:52 PM
- Howie Kendrick single to center scored Peter Bourjos. On the play, Erick Aybar advances to third. Runners on first and third with two outs and Bobby Abreu due up.
Angels 4, Red Sox 0 Top 4, 2 OutsMay 5 2:49 PM
- Alberto Callaspo double to right scored Erick Aybar and Torii Hunter. Runner on second with two outs and Vernon Wells due up.
Angels 3, Red Sox 0 Top 3, 2 OutsMay 5 2:27 PM
- Howie Kendrick ground out short to first scored Peter Bourjos. Runner on second with one out and Bobby Abreu due up.
Angels 1, Red Sox 0 Top 3, 1 OutMay 5 2:18 PM
- LOS ANGELES: 0
Top 1, 0 Outs
May 5 1:40 PM
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