BOSTON The Los Angeles Angels jerseys couldn afford to give the Boston Red Sox jerseys yet another psychological advantage in their budding postseason rivalry.
One night after a ninth inning collapse, the Angels jerseys cheap jerseys rallied behind cheap Howie Kendrick jersey tie breaking blooper in the ninth to beat Boston 4 3 on Thursday night and avert a three game sweep. Brian Fuentes, who blew the previous game, earned the save and snapped Boston seven game winning streak.
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get there first, Angels jerseys manager Mike Scioscia said. messages to send tonight or feelings to get. Our first goal is to make the playoffs. also homered in the third and score the tying run in the seventh, and Fuentes rebounded from Wednesday night collapse to hand the Red Sox jerseys their first loss at Fenway in 11 games. cheap Kevin Jepsen jersey (6 3) got four outs, then Fuentes got the last two batters to earn his major league leading 42nd save and end Los Angeles three game losing streak.
thought he had a nice inning last night, said Scioscia, who was still agitated over the questionable calls that prolonged the ninth on Wednesday. think it was good for him to get back out there, but he been around. He knows what it all about, being in that closer role. He did a good job coming in to get those last couple of outs. Wagner (1 1) walked Juan Rivera to lead off the ninth, then pinch hitter Reggie Willits sacrifice bunted him to second. Kendrick blooped his third hit of the night over the second baseman head to make it 4 3 and help the Angels jerseys avoid a September sweep by their likely first round playoff opponent.
One game after Los Angeles complained about two questionable pitch calls that contributed to Boston two out comeback rally in the ninth, starter cheap Ervin Santana jersey coughed up a 1 0 lead when he gave up cheap Jacoby Ellsbury jersey homer to lead off the fourth and then a two run shot to Jason Bay three batters later.
The Angels jerseys cut it to 3 2 on back to back doubles by cheap Jeff Mathis jersey and Chone Figgins in the fifth, then tied it in the seventh when Kendrick singled, Maicer Izturis bounced one over the Los Angeles bullpen wall for a double and then Josh Beckett bounced a third strike between catcher Jason Varitek legs, allowing the run to score.
guess it frustrating, but there isn (anyone) alive I rather have back there, Beckett said. the last four years I can remember one time where that happened. It was just a freak deal.
NOTES: Beckett was facing the Angels jerseys for the first time since drawing a five game suspension for throwing at Bobby Abreu head on April 12 and sparking a bench clearing skirmish. Beckett went over the 200 inning plateau for the third time in his career. Red Sox jerseys manager Terry Francona said RHP Tim Wakefield will throw a side session on Friday and, if all goes well, start on Monday against the Kansas City Royals jerseys. The first time All Star, who has a bad back, will not be in the rotation but will be available for spot starts. 1B cheap Victor Martinez jersey was back in the lineup after returning from Cleveland, where he was tending to personal matters. Santana hasn beaten Boston in five starts since 2005, including playoffs. Kevin Youkilis was out of the lineup for the third straight game.