Koji gives up game-winning run, Angels win, 4-3

Koji gives up game-winning run, Angels win, 4-3
August 19, 2014, 10:45 pm
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BOSTON - Lightning has now struck Koji Uehara in back-to-back games, but this one really hurt.

Uehara came out for the 9th inning with the game tied 3-3, but he allowed a run for the second straight outing.

This time, the Red Sox lost to the Angels because of it, 4-3.
 
After recording the first two outs of the 9th, Brennan Boesch smashed a first-pitch splitter to dead center that got over the head of Mookie Betts and bounced into the stands for a ground rule double.

The next batter, Chris Iannetta, doubled off the Green Monster to score Boesch and give the Angels a 4-3 lead.

The Sox put two men on in the 9th but Mike Napoli struck out to end the game.

Allen Webster went 6.0 innings for the Sox, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts.

Webster would like the third inning back, though. He gave up all three of his runs in the the inning, on four hits.

After getting Brennan Boesch to ground out to first base for the first out, Webster gave up four straight hits, starting off with a Chris Iannetta double to center field. Kole Calhoun then singled in Iannetta to tie the game at one before Mike Trout stepped to the plate.

Trout ripped a triple off the top of the scoreboard on the Green Monster that scored Calhoun from first base. Albert Pujols then hit a sharp grounder to Will Middlebrooks who made an impressive play and throw from the ground to try to get Pujols. Initially Pujols was ruled out, but after Mike Scioscia's challenge, the play was overturned. Trout scored regardless.

That made it 3-1 Angels until the Sox chipped away with two more in the 5th and 6th innings respectively.

With men on second and third, Mike Napoli grounded to shortstop, which scored Pedroia to make it 3-2.

The next inning, it was Brock Holt's sacrifice fly that scored Xander Bogaerts (who previously walked).

But the Red Sox couldn't do any more damage.


David Ortiz hit his 29th home run of the season in the 1st inning, a solo shot over the Green Monster.

Alex Wilson pitched 2.0 innings of scoreless relief.

Jered Weaver pitched 5.1 innings for the Angels, allowing three runs on seven hits and four walks with one strikeout. He didn't factor into the decision, as the Sox tied the game in the 6th inning after he left. Joe Smith earned the win for the Angels, pitching 1.0 inning of scoreless relief in the 8th inning.

Huston Street earned the save.