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Angels lose nightcap of doubleheader vs Red Sox

BOSTON — Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia hardly was content with a doubleheader split against the Boston Red Sox.

After stretching their winning streak to nine games against Boston with a 9-5 victory in the opener of the day-night doubleheader, the Angels committed three errors and fell 7-2 to the Red Sox in the nightcap on Saturday.

"We played a good game the first game and this game we didn't do what we needed to do," Scioscia said. "I don't know about feeling satisfied. You want to pour your heart into every game and when you don't win, you're disappointed."

Angels starter C.J. Wilson (4-5) certainly was upset.

The left-hander allowed four runs — three earned — on eight hits over just five innings, requiring 32 pitches to make it through the first inning and 78 to get through three.

"I threw 100 pitches in five innings. That's pretty garbage," said Wilson, who struck out five and walked three on 104 pitches. "It's disappointing. I feel like after winning the first game today it would be nice to get some momentum going, but I just couldn't get it going."

Scioscia wondered if Wilson ever felt comfortable on the mound.

"He threw a lot of pitches to get through five innings," he said. "It was a struggle."

David Ortiz rebounded from a rough first game with a long two-run homer and drove in three runs to help Clay Buchholz improve to 9-0 for Boston.

Ortiz went 0 for 5, struck out twice and stranded six runners in the opener.

Buchholz gave up two runs on six hits, striking out four and walking one over 6 2-3 innings to match Arizona's Patrick Corbin (9-0) as the majors' only unbeaten pitcher with at least nine wins, but he left in the seventh with what the team called "neck tightness."

He missed a start last month with an irritation in his collarbone area.

It was quite a fielding night for Boston's ace.

Howie Kendrick hit a hard grounder off Buchholz's glove in the sixth. It bounced behind the mound and he dropped his glove and raced toward the ball, but Kendrick beat it out.

Buchholz had another adventure fielding a grounder in the fourth. Alberto Callaspo hit a high chop toward first, the pitcher got under it, but misplayed it before grabbing it and, while lying on the ground, reached to tag Callaspo before he reached the bag.

In the first game, Mark Trumbo and Erick Aybar each drove in two runs as the Angels beat the Red Sox for their team-record sixth straight win at Fenway Park.

With Boston leading the nightcap 4-2 in the sixth, Dustin Pedroia had an RBI single off reliever Jerome Williams before Ortiz hit a deep homer into the right-field seats, about 20 rows up into the corner. He stood and admired the ball's flight before slowly rounding the bases.

The Red Sox jumped ahead 2-0 against Wilson with two runs in the first on consecutive RBI doubles by Jonny Gomes and Pedroia. Ortiz's RBI double made it 3-0 in the second.

After Mike Trout's run-scoring single cut it to 3-1, Boston added an unearned run in the fifth on David Ross' RBI single after Mike Napoli reached on an infield hit and advanced on the same play when third baseman Callaspo bounced the throw past first for an error.

In the opener, Tommy Hanson (3-2) allowed two runs in five innings for the win, striking out Ortiz twice and getting him to ground out weakly with two runners on in all three at-bats.

"The first at-bat he didn't look very good on the breaking ball. I felt like I threw him a really good one," Hanson said. "Same with the second at-bat. That third time around with the tying run on third, I'd rather face Ortiz in that situation than Pedroia, who hit two line drives on me. I threw him a first-pitch slider and he grounded out, which worked out for me."

The Angels built a big lead when reliever Franklin Morales walked three straight batters and allowed four runs in the seventh inning, making it 7-2.

"I felt like it was an opportunity to get him some work in advance of a potential spot start next week," Boston manager John Farrell said. "Then, obviously, we saw what happened in the seventh inning — lost the strike zone as we got deeper into (the inning) and that ended up being the difference in today's game."

Trout added a pair of doubles high off the Green Monster and collected three hits for the Angels.

The Angels went 6-0 overall against the Red Sox last season. Los Angeles won its ninth consecutive game against Boston in the clubs' first meeting this year.

Mike Carp had a solo homer, three hits and drove in two runs for Boston. Daniel Nava added three hits.

Felix Doubront (4-3) gave up three runs and six hits over six innings.

The Red Sox stranded eight runners in the first four innings— two in each — and 14 overall. Boston made it closer by scoring three runs with two outs in the ninth.

Ernesto Frieri struck out Jacoby Ellsbury with runners on first and third for his 14th save.

Los Angeles held a 3-2 lead until Morales' wildness in the seventh. Trumbo had an RBI double before the left-hander threw nine consecutive balls to end his appearance and forcing home the final two runs. Clayton Mortensen relieved and allowed Aybar's infield hit that made it 7-2 before J.B. Shuck hit a flyball for his second out of the inning to end it.

NOTES: Boston OF Shane Victorino was activated from the 15-day DL before Game 2. He's been out since May 21 with a strained left hamstring. Jackie Bradley Jr. was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. ... Los Angeles recalled OF Brad Hawpe from Triple-A Salt Lake before Saturday's first game. He played in the second and went 0 for 4 with three strikeouts, also missing a fly ball for an error. ... The Angels previously had won five straight in Fenway in 2008 and 1974. ... Pedroia and teammate Jose Iglesias each hit safely in both games and extended their hitting streaks to 12. ... Angels LHP Sean Burnett, on the 15-day DL with an elbow impingement, is expected to start throwing off a mound in the next few days. ... Los Angeles lost 17 of 19 against Boston before the winning streak.