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Three things we learned from the Red Sox' 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox' 2-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels ofAnaheim
"I tried to get two (outs) before I got one. That can't happen." - Hanley Ramirez on his throwing error which cost the Red Sox the game.
"Executing pitches - that's the name of the game." - David Price on improvement he showed from his last start.
"Fourth time through the order, middle of the lineup. . . Price had done his job. In a one-run game, we felt it was best to start a clean inning with a reliever." - John Farrell after lifting David Price after eight innings and 108 pitches.
* Reliever Brad Ziegler was charged with the loss for the second straight game.
* Each of the last seven Red Sox losses has been by one or two runs.
* Dustin Pedroia has reached base in 31 consecutive games.
* The Red Sox four-game losing streak is their longest of the season.
* The Sox are now 9-23 in their last 32 meetings with the Angels.
* David Price did not allow a run for the second time this season.
1) David Price
After a stretch of shaky outings, Price did his job with eight scoreless innings, getting 14 outs on groundouts while walking just one.
2) Jered Weaver
At times, the radar gun made Weaver's pitches look like softball offerings. But mixing junk, he held the Sox to a single run over 5 1/3 innings
3) Mookie Betts
He had just one hit - single in the eighth - but his sacrifice fly in the third produced the only run of the night.