MLB Red Sox send Angels to franchise-worst 14th straight loss


Nathan Eovaldi threw five scoreless innings, Bobby Dalbec drove in the only run of the game with a sixth-inning double, and the Boston Red Sox ran their winning streak to seven games by beating the Los Angeles Angels 1-0 on Wednesday night in Anaheim, Calif.

The Angels took their 14th straight loss, setting a franchise record, including the last two under interim manager Phil Nevin. Los Angeles matched Boston with seven hits but went 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position.

During the losing streak, the Angels have been shut out three times and scored one run three times.

Los Angeles was without center fielder Mike Trout, who is day-to-day due to a tight left groin.

Eovaldi (4-2) gave up six hits but did not walk a batter, striking out five and making 84 pitches.

Four Boston relievers — Tyler Danish, Jake Diekman, John Schreiber and Matt Strahm (third save) — combined for four scoreless innings to finish it off.

Angels starter Reid Detmers held the Red Sox scoreless through four innings, but when the Red Sox put runners on second and third with one out in the fifth, he was replaced by Archie Bradley.

Bradley was able to escape without allowing a run by getting Christian Vazquez to hit into a fielder’s choice and striking out J.D. Martinez.

Detmers pitched 4 1/3 shutout innings, allowing three hits and two walks while striking out one and making 85 pitches.

Angels right-hander Jimmy Herget (1-1) relieved Bradley to start the sixth and began the inning by striking out both Xander Bogaerts and Trevor Story. However, Herget walked Alex Verdugo before giving up the double to Dalbec, with Boston taking a 1-0 lead.

Eovaldi kept the Angels off the scoreboard, but he had to work his way out of jams in the second and third innings when the Angels put multiple runners on base.

In the second, Juan Lagares and Brandon Marsh opened the inning with back-to-back singles, but Eovaldi retired the next three hitters in order. In the third, singles by Jo Adell and Matt Duffy gave the Angels runners on first and second with two outs, but Eovaldi struck out Lagares to end the threat.

–Field Level Media


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