LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Verdugo hit a solo homer in his first at-bat on his twenty fifth birthday, Xander Bogaerts additionally went deep with a game-breaking, three-run shot and the Boston Purple Sox beat the stumbling Los Angeles Angels 9-0 on Saturday.
Rafael Devers added a solo shot, Bobby Dalbec hit a two-run double and Franchy Cordero drove in two runs with two doubles for the Purple Sox (25-16), who gained their third straight and matched their season excessive by climbing 9 video games over .500.
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“We would have liked a recreation like that to have the ability to relaxation some gamers,” Purple Sox supervisor Alex Cora stated. “It was a terrific recreation at the moment.”
Angels star Shohei Ohtani had a tough day, getting minimize down on a baserunning blunder after a single in his first at-bat, and hanging out his subsequent three.
Martín Pérez (1-2) went six innings, holding the Angels to a few singles, hanging out 5 with 4 walks. Three relievers mixed on the four-hitter.
Los Angeles (16-22) has misplaced 4 in a row, falling to a season-worst six video games below .500.
“We’re going via a tough stretch proper now. It’s a protracted season,” Angels star Mike Trout stated. “We’ll flip it round. We’ll be alright.”
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Verdugo snapped an 0-for-14 stretch by sending a fastball from Dylan Bundy (0-5) over Boston’s bullpen. After crossing house plate, he pointed as much as the entrance row of seats on the Inexperienced Monster, the place a few half-dozen followers, with most sporting his jersey, had been cheering wildly and holding birthday indicators.
“It was a really particular second for me,” Verdugo stated. “I had household that was in all probability within the again behind house plate and I had my greatest pal and his household, I put them out on the Monster. They had been proper by the left-field foul pole holding indicators. It was cool.
“I hit the house run and, if I used to be pointing all over the place, that’s why. I needed to verify I bought my mother, my dad, my greatest pal and his household.”
Bogaerts chased Bundy along with his shot that left Fenway Park utterly over the Monster seats, giving the Purple Sox a 7-0 lead within the fifth.
Bundy was tagged for seven runs in 4 innings, elevating his ERA to six.02.
“Every little thing was form of center-cut,” Angels supervisor Joe Maddon stated. “He was lacking within the center.”
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