Angels make quick work of Red Sox, 11-0
The Angels made sure there would be no need for extra innings Thursday, jumping on the Red Sox and former teammate John Lackey early and often in an 11-0 win over Boston, the most one-sided shutout win at Fenway Park in franchise history.
The Angels scored three times in the second, third and fourth innings to drive Lackey from the mound, then added two more runs in the seventh on a Bobby Abreu double.
Abreu finished with three runs batted in and Howie Kendrick, Alberto Callaspo and Mark Trumbo had two RBIs each with Trumbo's coming on a line-drive home run into the seats above the left-field wall, his second homer of the four-game series and his sixth of the year. That leaves him on pace to join Tim Salmon as the only Angels to hit 30 homers in his rookie season.
The Angels' 18 hits -- including a season-high four from Erick Aybar and three from Peter Bourjos, who was also hit by a pitch and scored a career-high four runs -- marked the sixth time in 32 games the Angels had collected at least 15 hits in a game. They did that just 10 times all of last season.
Every Angel starter had at least one hit, with Kendrick joining Bourjos with three hits and Abreu and Callaspo finishing with two apiece.
Right-hander Joel Pineiro, making just his second start of the season, pitching 5 2/3 shutout innings, allowing three hits, to get the win, his first of the season. Relievers Rich Thompson and Francisco Rodriguez finished up the shutout.
-- Kevin Baxter in Boston
Photo: Boston third baseman Kevin Youkilis grimaces and loses grip on the ball while covering second base as Los Angeles Angels' Peter Bourjos goes hard into the bag. Credit: Elise Amendola / Associated Press