Red Sox start 6-game homestand with 4-0 win over Angels – CBS Boston

BOSTON (AP) — Rafael Devers homered, Michael Wacha pitched in the sixth inning and the Boston Red Sox defeated the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 on Tuesday-evening.

JD Martinez added a solo homerun in the eighth to help end it for Boston, which held the Angels to three basehits in its second shutout of the season.

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Noah Syndergaard (2-1) got off to a solid start for Los Angeles, throwing 100 pitches on a chilly night and holding the Red Sox to three runs and eight hits in seven innings. But the Angels gave him no support in running and squandered the few opportunities they had by scoring in three doubles.

Wacha (3-0) gave up only three hits: singles by Shohei Ohtani, Mike Trout and Max Stassi. Jake Diekman and Ryan Brasier held the shutout until Hirokazu Sawamura took over in the ninth inning, striking out Ohtani to end it.

Devers broke the scoreless tie with a leadoff homer in the fourth and drove Syndergaard’s first delivery deep into the midfield seats. It was the fourth of the season for Devers, who had at least one basehit in 21 of Boston’s 24 games.

Syndergaard walked Xander Bogaerts after Devers’ homer, and a single by Martinez helped set up another run on a soft grounder by Kiké Hernández to score Bogaerts.

Syndergaard didn’t give up another run until the seventh, when Franchy Cordero and Kevin Plawecki opened with back-to-back singles and Trevor Story delivered a sacrifice fly.

Wacha got a warm ovation when he was pulled with a runner on second base and two outs in the sixth. He walked two and struckout two.

Jackie Bradley Jr., who came in hitting .147, went 0-for-11 when he hit the Green Monster in the third double. He also led off the fifth with another double for Boston.

Devers’ homer extended his hit streak to nine games.

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Angels: RHP Austin Warren broke his nose before the match started. The reliever was hit in the face by a ball during batting practice and was placed on the 15-day injured list. … The Angels chose OF Jo Adell for Triple-A Salt Lake and recalled INF Jose Rojas. Adell, the 10th overall pick in the 2017 draft, hit .231 with three home runs and nine RBIs in 19 games. Manager Joe Maddon said he wanted to give Adell more consistent playing time rather than letting him share time in the Angels’ crowded outfield. … RHP Elvis Peguero, recalled from Salt Lake to fill Warren’s spot after being eliminated the day before, took over for Syndergaard in the eighth.

Red Sox: Recalled LHP Josh Taylor (low back pain) from a rehab assignment with the minors, although manager Alex Cora said it’s still unclear when Taylor could get out of the bullpen again due to a “setback” during his rehab. “We’re going through testing and all that stuff,” Cora said. “We’ll know more later in the week.”


Angels: LHP Reid Detmers (1-1, 5.19 ERA) registers its first win of the season, giving up only one run and two hits over five innings on Thursday in a 4-1 win against Cleveland.

Red Sox: RHP Garrett Whitlock (1-1, 0.54 ERA) gets his third career start. Whitlock threw three innings in Toronto on Thursday, giving up one run on four hits and two walks over three innings.

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