Long ball powers Red Sox to fifth straight win

With both the Angels and the Red Sox coming into the game winners of eight of their last nine something had to give and fortunately for the Red Sox it wasn’t their streak as the Red Sox won their fifth game in a row with a 6-2 win over the Angels Friday night in the first of a 10-game road trip.

With the game tied at two in the seventh inning, outfielder Josh Hamilton misplayed a Jonny Gomes fly ball, which allowed Shane Victorino to score and put the Sox ahead 3-2, which proved to be the game-winning run. David Ortiz added some insurance with a pinch-hit, two-run homer in the eighth inning and then Mike Napoli hit a solo home run in the ninth. Jarrod Saltalamacchia singled in the second inning to plate the first run and an error by left fielder J.B. Shuck allowed a second run to score. Jacoby Ellsbury was able to extend his hitting streak to 15 games, and every Red Sox starter had a hit.

Felix Doubront continued an impressive stretch of late by picking up his fifth win of the season. The left-hander went 6 2/3 innings allowing two runs on five hits while striking out five lowering his ERA to 4.11 on the season. Craig Breslow (2/3 inning), Junichi Tazawa (2/3 inning) and Koji Uehara (1 inning) each had had scoreless relief appearances to finish off the win.

The two teams will continue their three-game series tomorrow night (10:10, NESN) as Ryan Dempster will take on Jerome Williams.

What they’ll be saying: With the win the Red Sox extended their AL East lead to 5.5 games over the Orioles and are playing outstanding baseball of late. Their offense has been outstanding as they have totaled nine or more hits in 13 straight games … With most of the attention on John Lackey, Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz, Doubront has quietly put together a stretch of four straight starts of allowing two runs or less, despite not winning a game since June 1 until Friday night.



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