The Red Sox fell 5-3 to the Angels Tuesday night, as Shohei Ohtani dominated tossing seven innings allowing just two runs, leading LA to victory.
The Red Sox got on the board first jumping out to the early 1-0 lead, as J.D. Martinez hit a sacrifice fly in the first. But that was answered by a three-run bottom half of the first from the Angels, as Shohei Ohtani hit an RBI single before Max Stassi blasted a two-run homer off Nate Eovaldi to make it 3-1.
Through the next four innings, Shohei Ohtani and Nathan Eovaldi held both teams scoreless. J.D. Martinez drove in Connor Wong with an RBI single in the sixth, but the Angels answered back again. Jose Iglesias drove in a run from an RBI groundout to make it 4-2, and Eovaldi would hit Luis Rengifo to load the bases and force Alex Cora to bring in Brandon Workman to face David Fletcher.
Fletcher hit a little dribbler to the left side that Workman couldn’t get to, driving in a run to make it 5-2 which would be credited to Eovaldi. But Workman would stop the bleeding as he struck out Shohei Ohtani to retire the side.
Eovaldi ended his day tossing 5.2 innings allowing five runs on nine hits, striking out nine batters while walking one. The right-hander threw 104 pitches, 71 strikes, 44 fastballs, 19 cutters, 18 curveballs, 16 sliders, and seven splitters. He gets issued his fifth loss of the season, as his record moves to 9-5.
Brandon Workman pitched a scoreless seventh, and Yacksel Rios would toss a runless eighth as Boston’s bullpen was stellar yet again. The Red Sox’s offense however was limited to just six hits and three runs. Hunter Renfroe blasted a solo homer off Rasiel Iglesias with two outs in the ninth on an 0-2 count, but that would be all as the Red Sox fall to 54-33 on the season.
- Danny Santana left the game in the seventh after limping, as he seemed to tweak something
- Connor Wong recorded his first career extra-base hit, with a double in the sixth as he later scored off of a J.D. Martinez RBI single
- Ohtani and the Angels held Boston to just six hits
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