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Tired Angels back at it again in Boston

May 5, 2011 | 10:18 am

Sox_640 Most of the Angels didn't get to bed until after 4 a.m. Thursday, but they were back in the Fenway Park clubhouse by 11 Thursday morning.

"Coffee, coffee and more coffee," Torii Hunter said, wiping at tired eyes.

After beating the Boston Red Sox for the first time this season in a five-hour, 13-inning game that was delayed two hours and 35 minutes by rain, the Angels had a getaway-day afternoon game at Fenway on Thursday. Still, Manager Mike Scioscia kept most of his regulars in the lineup. Hunter, who went the distance in right field the night -- and morning -- before was the designated hitter Thursday, with Bobby Abreu starting in the outfield for the fifth time this season. Abreu won Wednesday's game with a two-run, bases-loaded single off Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Jeff Mathis, who finished the game behind the plate, was there again Thursday morning, but Maicer Izturis, still bothered by a sore left hamstring, was out of the lineup.

The Angels' bullpen is a little thin with Trevor Bell and Scott Downs likely unavailable after long outings the night before.

The lineups:


SS -- Erick Aybar

2B -- Howie Kendrick

LF -- Bobby Abreu

DH -- Torii Hunter

3B -- Alberto Callaspo

RF -- Vernon Wells

1B -- Mark Trumbo

C -- Jeff Mathis

CF -- Peter Bourjos

P -- Joel Pineiro

Boston Red Sox

CF -- Jacoby Ellsbury

LF -- Carl Crawford

3B -- Kevin Youkilis

1B -- Adrian Gonzalez

DH -- Davidd Ortiz

SS -- Jed Lowrie

RF -- J.D. Drew

C -- Jarrod Saltalamacchia

2B -- Marco Scutaro

P -- John Lackey


Angels' offensive woes are multi-pronged

Torii Hunter cites inexperience for Angels' slump

-- Kevin Baxter in Boston

Photo: Red Sox reliever Daniel Bard holds a cup of coffee prior to Thursday's game against the Angels at Fenway Park. Credit: Elise Amendola / Associated Press