Red Sox Series Preview: 2nd Half Angels

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Aug 10, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun hits a double against the Boston Red Sox in the 3rd inning during the game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Angels Players to Watch:

Kole Calhoun has become a key run producer in the Angels lineup this season. His 47 RBI rank third on the team behind superstars Trout and Pujols. The Arizona State product has posted at least 11 RBI in each month of the season, already hitting that mark for July in which he has a .905 OPS. Calhoun has been particularly effective with runners in scoring position, slashing .338/.398/.563 in those crucial situations. The Angels right fielder is someone the Red Sox pitching staff needs to be very careful with runners on base.

Albert Pujols has returned to his previous level of National League production behind a torrid June. After pounding eight home runs in May, Pujols broke out in June to the tune of 13 home runs and 26 RBI and a remarkable .303/.395/.737 batting line. The home run derby participant has slowed down in July, posting just a .190/.261/.357 batting line while hitting two home runs. The Red Sox are hoping they catch him when he was not so hot, though in this four game series, he is bound to do some damage.