Quotes, Notes and Stars of the Red Sox’ 5-4 win over the Angels
"It's a joke. That's a brutal call for whoever's back in New York looking at it.'' - Mike Scioscia on decision not to cite fan interference on ground-rule double in the ninth.
"We played with 26 players tonight. I was like, 'Yes!''' - David Ortiz on the fan who touched Daniel Nava's double.
"If I had to go back and do it all over again, I probably would have just thrown a knuckleball. I didn't want to walk a guy, but I've got to think about the bigger picture and just swallow the walk.'' - Steven Wright, on the fastball thrown to C.J. Cron, who hit a grand slam.
* David Ortiz moved into 19th place all-time in home runs with No. 522, breaking a tie with Willie McCovey, Frank Thomas and Ted Williams.
* Ortiz collected his 2,000th hit as a member of the Red Sox, something only six other players in history have accomplished.
* Ortiz also passed Thomas in career RBI with 1,704, good for 23rd place.
* Ortiz extended his Fenway hitting streak to 18 games. He's reached base at home in every home game since April 29.
* Steven Wright has allowed just six homers all season, but three have come in the last four games. Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts became the first Red Sox teammates to record 100 hits each before the team's 81st game since 1988 when four players did so - Wade Boggs, Dwight Evans, Mike Greenwell and Marty Barrett.
* The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Red Sox against the Angels.
* The game marked the 47th time in first 79 games that the Sox have collected 10 or more hits. That leads the majors, with Kansas City and Detroit next at 39.
* The Sox are 23-9 in Brock Holt's starts.
1) David Ortiz
Ortiz had a three-hit game with two singles and a homer, the last of which was his 2,000th hit in a Red Sox uniform. The homer also was career home run No. 522, moving him past three Hall of Famers into 19th place all-time.
2) Brock Holt
Holt announced his presence loud and clear with two doubles, two runs scored, an RBI and an assist from the outfield.
3) C.J. Cron
Cron made things mighty interesting with one swing of the bat in the sixth, driving a ball into the Monster Seats for a grand slam that brought the Angels back to within a run.
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