The Angels, who are in hot pursuit of the AL West division lead, were unable to start off the series with a win, as Boston combined four pitchers to hold the Angels to just two runs. The Red Sox’ win on Friday means that the Angels would have to win both Saturday and Sunday to win the series.
Mike Napoli added to the lead in the fifth with a one-run shot to left center field to make it 4-2.
The Halos threatened in the ninth, and put the trying run on base, but were unable to convert, as Jackie Bradley Jr. proved that he too, (alongside Brock Holt) is Spiderman with one of the greatest catches you’ll see all year.
The Red Sox and Angels continue their series Saturday at 9:05 from the Angels Stadium of Anaheim.