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2016 Schedule
56-45, 3rd in AL East
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Porcello goes the distance vs. Angels for 14th win (0:59)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Leave it to Rick Porcello to snap the Red Sox's four-game losing streak with his first complete game since 8/20/14. The 6-2 victory over the Angels marks sixth consecutive win for Porcello, who joins Chris Sale and Chris Tillman as AL's 14-game winners.

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JBJ crushes 17th homer (0:33)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

As expected, Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel will make a minor-league rehab assignment Saturday for Triple-A Pawtucket. Kimbrel, who had minor surgery July 11 to clean up a torn meniscus in his left knee, is expected to start the game and pitch one inning. He will be reevaluated Sunday, and if all goes well, he could rejoin the Red Sox next week in Seattle.

Lineup: Red Sox (55-45) at Angels (46-56)

  • 1. Mookie Betts, RF (R)
  • 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B (R)
  • 3. Xander Bogaerts, SS (R)
  • 4. David Ortiz, DH (L)
  • 5. Hanley Ramirez, 1B (R)
  • 6. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
  • 7. Aaron Hill, 3B (R)
  • 8. Ryan Hanigan, C (R)
  • 9. Brock Holt, LF (L)
  • SP: Rick Porcello, RHP
  • Daily notes

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Mike Scioscia ve a David Ortiz en el Salón de la Fama

El manager de los Angels elogia al DH de los Medias Rojas, en su temporada de despedida. Leer

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Peavy got 2013 champs to postseason

The '13 trade deadline was very kind to the Red Sox, who went on to win the World Series after aquiring Jake Peavy from the White Sox. Even though Peavy struggled in the ALCS, he helped Boston stretch its AL East lead from 0.5 games to 4.5 games in August. July trades that paid off in October

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Brad Ziegler hits a rut

So effective in his first several outings with the Red Sox, Ziegler has picked up losses in consecutive appearances for the third time in his career (vs. Tigers on Wednesday, Angels on Thursday) and consecutive days for the second time in his career, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

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OTD: Bill Mueller blasts two grand slams

On this day in 2003, Mueller hit a grand slam from each side of the plate as part of a three-homer game against the Rangers. Since that day, the Red Sox have had the second-most grand slams in the majors.

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Boston should trade for Ryan Braun (1:32)
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Boston finally falters in the ninth

For the first time in their last 68 chances, the Red Sox lost a game that they entered the ninth inning with a lead in. The Angels scored two on a Hanley Ramirez error to come back to win 2-1 on Thursday.

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Angels walk off on Red Sox's error (0:54)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Trout and Alfredo Griffin, wearing Big Papi-style bling around their necks, join Albert Pujols in presenting David Ortiz with a portrait before the opener of his final series at Angel Stadium.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

What if Red Sox are done dealing? John Farrell: "We feel like this is a complete team when you look at balance from a position-player standpoint and the guys in our rotation. It's up to us to go out and execute and perform to our abilities."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Despite knuckleballer Steven Wright's struggles to grip ball in sticky, humid or wet conditions, Red Sox manager John Farrell said he can't possibly consider scratching him from future starts in that type of weather. Nature of a five-man rotation doesn't allow for that type of manipulation with starting pitchers.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Led by president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski and GM Mike Hazen, the majority of Red Sox's baseball ops staff is with the team in Anaheim and holding meetings away to prepare for Monday's trade deadline. Team president Sam Kennedy and Fenway Sports Group president Mike Gordon are at Angel Stadium, as well.

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Pujols preparing for last series vs. Ortiz

With the Red Sox traveling to Anaheim for the last time this season this weekend, Albert Pujols knows he'll likely be playing his last game against his old friend, David Ortiz. “He's like a big brother to me,” Pujols said. “It's going to be pretty emotional knowing that's the last time I'm going to play against him.” Orange County Register

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs5611st
Batting Average.2891st
On Base Percentage.3551st
Slugging Percentage.4751st
Earned Run Average4.3820th
Quality Starts5013th
WHIP1.3415th
BAA.25716th

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