Good timing: Gonzalez gets first day off of season

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Good timing: Gonzalez gets first day off of season

CHICAGO -- When the Red Sox took the field Sunday night, for the first time this season, they did so without Adrian Gonzalez in the starting lineup.

Bobby Valentine figured that, combined with Monday's off-day, the road trip finale would be a good time to give Gonzalez some time. He had started the first 65 games of the season.

Gonzalez was just 3-for-18 on the road trip, with his average at .261 for the season.

"He thought (the timing for a day off) was good, too," said Bobby Valentine. "He's done everything we've asked and for him to give an inkling that a day was needed and for me to not receive the message would be something I would regret.

"It's been a tough stretch for him -- grinding it out every day, (going) out to right field."

Valentine said he got another indication that Gonzalez was tired when, during a double-switch made late in Saturday's game, Gonzalez assumed he was coming out of the game, rather than moving from right field to first base.

"I talked with the coaches during the game," said Valentine, "and (Tim Bogar) saw him at the end of the game and came in and said, 'If you're planning on tomorrow, it's probably a great day (for you to get a day off).'"

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Angels score three after overturned call, beat Red Sox, 4-2

Angels score three after overturned call, beat Red Sox, 4-2

BOSTON - Parker Bidwell pitched a solid 6 2/3 innings and Los Angeles scored three runs after its challenge overturned an inning-ending double play in the second, leading the Angels to a 4-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.

Ben Revere had three singles and Kaleb Cowart drove in two runs for Los Angeles, which won two of three against the Red Sox for its fifth series win in the last six.

Doug Fister (0-1) lost his Red Sox debut, giving up three runs and seven hits in six-plus innings. He was signed by Boston on Friday after being released by the Angels.

Mitch Moreland and Jackie Bradley Jr. each hit a solo homer for the Red Sox, who lost their second straight at Fenway Park after winning 10 of the previous 12.

Bidwell (2-0) gave up two runs and seven hits, striking out four without issuing a walk. Yusmeiro Petit pitched two scoreless innings for his first save.