Aug 23, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) celebrates after scoring a run against the Boston Red Sox with left fielder Mark Trumbo (44) during the ninth inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

Angels Vs. Red Sox: Halos Move Heaven And Earth To Complete Sweep

The Angels and the Red Sox engaged in an all-out war of dueling bullpen meltdowns on Thursday. The Halos managed to pick up the win to finish the three-game sweep at Fenway.

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Angels Vs. Red Sox Final Score: Halos Win Ridiculous Game, 14-13

The Los Angeles Angels were hoping for a sweep of the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night at Fenway Park. It took prolonged bullpen meltdowns by both teams, numerous lead changes and extra innings, but the Halos finally completed the sweep with a 14-13 win.

Adrian Gonzalez hit an RBI single in the first inning to get the Red Sox on the board early. Boston followed up with a big five-run second inning off of starter C.J. Wilson. Scott Podsednik and Jacoby Ellsbury hit RBI singles before Dustin Pedroia homered. Suddenly it was 6-0 Red Sox, but the Angels were about to answer back in a big way.

The Halos plated eight runs in a wild third inning, knocking starter Franklin Morales out of the game. The Angels scored on a one-out single by Howie Kendrick, followed by a two-out, bases-loaded walk to Kendrys Morales. Then came a fielding error that allowed Kendrick to score, cutting the Boston lead to 6-3. Vernon Wells drew another bases-loaded walk, followed by an RBI single from Chris Iannetta that tied the game and an RBI single from Mike Trout that put Los Angeles on top. Torii Hunter added one last RBI single to make it 8-6, putting Wilson in line for the win. An astounding seven of the Angels' eight runs came with two outs in the inning.

The Red Sox would not go quietly, however, as the bullpen's tale of woes continued. Cody Ross hit an RBI single in the fifth inning to bring the Sox to within a run and Mike Aviles hit a solo home run over the Green Monster in the sixth inning to tie things up, 8-8. Ellsbury added a two-out RBI double later in the sixth to put Boston back on top, 9-8.

In the top of the seventh inning, Trout was once again able to be the hero, smacking a clutch two-out, two-strike RBI single up the middle to tie things back up, 9-9.

The bottom of the eighth inning looked like it would be curtains for the Angels. With two outs, both Ellsbury and Pedroia hit RBI singles to put Boston on top, 11-9.

The Angels battled back once again in the top of the ninth. Wells hit a solo home run to bring the Halos within one and Trout was able to single and get himself into scoring position. With two outs, Hunter drove in Trout with a single to tie things up, 11-11. The Halos capped off yet another two-out rally with an RBI single from Mark Trumbo that gave the Angels the lead, 12-11.

In the bottom of the ninth, the Ernesto Frieri magic faltered as Cody Ross dumped his 19th home run of the year into the seats of the Monster to tie the game for the fifth time. The Angels weren't quite finished in this ridiculous game, as Kendrys Morales led off the 10th inning with a solo home run to right field to give the Halos a 13-12 lead. Wells followed up with a big RBI double for an insurance run.

That extra run ended up being of utmost importance, as Pedroia was able to drive in one last Boston run with two outs in the bottom of the 10th. Frieri managed to strike out Gonzalez to finally, mercifully end the game.

Although the Halos picked up a crucial sweep, one wonders how much this last win has sapped their already-thin bullpen heading into the weekend.

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Albert Pujols Injury: MRI Reveals Right Calf Inflammation, Angels 1B Day-To-Day

Albert Pujols has been battling a calf issue in recent days. After being unable to shake the nagging injury, he decided to undergo an MRI. The report has come back, showing inflammation in his right calf. Pujols is expected to only miss a day or two. He is not in Thursday night's lineup against the Red Sox.

Here is the latest from the club.

The Angels can rest easily knowing that their investment at first base doesn't have any structural damage to his calf. Anaheim remains 8.5 games back of the Rangers in the American League West and are going to need Pujols healthy if they're going to try and make a late-season push for the division title or wild card spot. The lineup is far less imposing without No. 5 in the three-hole.

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Angels Vs. Red Sox Starting Lineups: Abert Pujols Out With Right Calf Issue

The Los Angeles Angels will be without first baseman Albert Pujols on Thursday night as they take on the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Pujols has been dealing with a right calf issue the last few days and underwent an MRI on Thursday. As expected, he is out of the lineup released by manager Mike Scioscia.

Here is the Angels lineup for tonight's game:

Mike Trout - CF
Torii Hunter - RF
Howie Kendrick - 2B
Mark Trumbo - 1B
Alberto Callaspo - 3B
Kendrys Morales - DH
Erick Aybar - SS
Vernon Wells - LF
Chris Iannetta - C
C.J. Wilson - P

And here is the Red Sox lineup:

Pedro Ciriaco - 3B
Jacoby Ellsbury - CF
Dustin Pedroia - 2B
Adrian Gonzalez - DH
Cody Ross - RF
Ryan Lavarnway - C
Mauro Gomez - 1B
Mike Aviles - SS
Scott Podsednik - LF
Franklin Morales - P

First pitch from Fenway Park is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. ET / 4:10 p.m. PT.

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Angels Vs. Red Sox Game Preview: C.J. Wilson Seeks 1st Win In 11 Starts

The Los Angeles Angels are looking to close out their series with the Boston Red Sox with a much-needed sweep, turning to C.J. Wilson to finally earn himself a win.

Wilson (9-9, 3.62 ERA) had a seven-game stretch earlier this year when he was 5-0 with a 1.30 ERA. That stretch ended with a win at Baltimore on June 26, and in the 10 games since then he is 0-5 with a 5.70 ERA.

The Red Sox will counter with Franklin Morales (3-4, 3.67), who has lost his last two starts while giving up eight runs and five homers in 10 2/3 innings. Morales allowed two runs in 1 1/3 innings of work with Colorado in his only meeting with Anaheim in 2010.

Boston's rotation has been struggling at home, owning a 5.88 ERA at Fenway while losing eight of their last 10.

The first pitch is set for 4:10 p.m. PT with coverage on Fox Sports West.

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Albert Pujols Injury: Angels Slugger To Undergo MRI Thursday

The Los Angeles Angels won their game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, but they may have lost Albert Pujols in the process. Pujols left Wednesday's game due to tightness in his right calf.

Pujols left the game in the fourth inning and will undergo an MRI Thursday. After the game, he said he was sore and isn't sure how the injury happened.

"While I was running from second to third that's when I felt it the most," Pujols said, according to MLB.com. "I ran fine on that double and then all of a sudden I can't tell you, just one of those things. It was more when I was running from second to third, I kind of pulled up a little bit."

Pujols was 2-2 with a double and run scored before leaving the game. It's still unknown if the injury will cause him to miss any time, but he did miss 13 games in 2008 with a calf injury.

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Angels Vs. Red Sox Final Score: Halos Win Again, 7-3

The Los Angeles Angels have already secured a series win over the Boston Red Sox. On Wednesday, the Halos won their second straight game at Fenway Park by a final score of 7-3.

In the top of the third inning, the Angels got the scoring started with an RBI single from Chris Iannetta and a double-play from Mike Trout that still managed to score a run. Mark Trumbo and Maicer Izturis added RBI singles in the fourth to make it 4-0 Angels.

In the bottom of the fourth, Ryan Lavarnaway and Mike Aviles hit RBI doubles to cut the Angels lead in half. The Halos answered back with one more big inning to make it 7-2 with a Howie Kendrick home run and a two-run single from Torii Hunter.

Cody Ross hit an RBI double in the bottom of the eighth, but the Red Sox were unable to get any closer as the Halos picked up the win for starter Jered Weaver.

The Halos will go for the big sweep on Thursday.

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Albert Pujols Injury: Angels 1B Exits With Calf Tightness

According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times via Twitter, Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has left the game against the Boston Red Sox in the top of the fourth inning with tightness in his right calf.

Pujols tried to play through the injury, which does not appear to be serious, before exiting the game.

Vernon Wells was inserted into the lineup for Pujols and will play left field, with Mark Trumbo moving to first base.

Before leaving the contest, Pujols was 2-for-2, including a double off right-hander Clay Buchholz, with a run scored. The Angels were looking for a big contribution from the slugger, who has come on of late as the team tries to climb back into the race for the American League West and the AL Wild Card.

The Angels are looking for their second straight win vs. the Red Sox, and were up 4-2 upon Pujols' exit.

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Angels Vs. Red Sox Lineups: Weaver Looks To Rebound

After a four-game sweep at the hands of Tampa Bay, the Los Angeles Angels rebounded in a Game 1 win against the Boston Red Sox. But a Game 2 victory on Wednesday would have momentum truly shifted back in their favor.

With a 4:10 p.m. PT first pitch, Wednesday will be an opportunity for Angels ace Jered Weaver to rebound from a career-worst nine runs given up in his last outing.

Clay Buchholz will be on the mound for the Red Sox, and as usual, all eyes will be on Angels rookie phenom MIke Trout.

Los Angeles Angels (63-60)

1. Mike Trout, CF

2. Torii Hunter, RF

3. Albert Pujols, 1B

4. Kendrys Morales, DH

5. Mark Trumbo, LF

6. Howard Kendrick, 2B

7. Maicer Izturis, 3B

8. Erick Aybar, SS

9. Chris Iannetta, C

Boston Red Sox (59-64)

1. Scott Podsednik, LF

2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

4. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B

5. Cody Ross, RF

6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

7. Ryan Lavarnway, DH

8. Mike Aviles, SS

9. Pedro Ciriaco, 3B

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Angels Vs. Red Sox Game Preview: Jered Weaver Eyes Bounce Back Performance

After losing 13 of their last 19 games, the Los Angeles Angels are in desperate need of a turnaround. Hopefully that will come in the form of Jered Weaver against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday night.

The Halos took care of business on Tuesday, but will need Weaver (15-3, 2.74 ERA) to be his dominate self once more tonight. After ten wins in a row Weaver has now taken back-to-back losses, allowing a career-high nine runs in Friday's 12-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Seven of those runs came in the fourth inning alone, which he departed without getting an out.

The Red Sox will counter with Clay Buchholz (11-3, 4.19), who has been outstanding in his own right for Boston this season. After some early struggles Buchholz owns a 7-1 record with a 2.16 ERA in 11 outings since the beginning of June. He is 3-0 with a 1.53 ERA is his last six starts and is 5-2 with a 3.95 ERA versus the Angels in seven career starts, taking the W in the last four.

Despite the win on Tuesday, the Halos have won just five of their previous 15 games at Fenway Park.

First pitch is set for 7:10 p.m. PT with coverage on Fox Sports West and KLLA 830 AM.

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Angels Vs. Red Sox Game Recap: Angels End Skid; Beat Red Sox 5-3

The Angels put the brakes on a four-game losing streak as they beat the Boston Red Sox 5-3 at Fenway Park on Tuesday night.

Ervin Santana pitched decently enough, going 6.1 innings and only giving up two runs on five hits and two walks. He struck out four while recording the his seventh win on the season.

Albert Pujols picked up his 86th RBI as he singled home Mike Trout to take a 1-0 lead in the third. The Angels added one more in the fourth and Mark Trumbo hit a monster two-run home run in the fifth to jump out to a 4-0 lead.

The Red Sox got on the board when Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a two-run home run but the game was already out of reach for the struggling Red Sox.

Ernesto Frieri pitched a perfect ninth for his 15th save.

Mike Trout got caught stealing in the ninth inning after swiping 30 consecutive bags.

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Angels' Mike Trout In Elite Company In Rookie Season

Today marks Mike Trout's 100th game of his fantastic rookie season, and the Los Angeles Angels outfielder finds himself in some very elite company.

According to Elias, depending on how he hits tonight Trout could have the highest average of any rookie through 100 games, beating out the likes of Joe DiMaggio - among others - for that honor.

1936 DiMaggio, Joe, NY-A 100 GP, 153 H, 461 AB, .332 AVG

1954 Moon, Wally, St.L 100 GP, 145 H, 428 AB, .339 AVG

1964 Oliva, Tony, Min. 100 GP, 144 H, 428 AB, .336 AVG

1934 Trosky, Hal, Cle. 100 GP, 140 H, 409 AB, .342 AVG

2012 Trout, Mike, LA-A 99 GP, 137 H, 400 AB, .343 AVG

Trout is tied for second with Shoeless Joe Jackson in runs through first 100 games and can pass him tonight (and possibly catch DiMaggio for first).

1936 DiMaggio, Joe, NY-A 100 GP, 100 R

2012 Trout, Mike, LA-A 99 GP, 96 R

1911 Jackson, Joe, Cle. 100 GP, 96 R

1924 Cuyler, Kiki, Pit. 100 GP, 84 R

1951 Minoso, Minnie, Cle.-ChiA 100 GP, 84 R

Trout is also in the top 10 for most stolen bases in the first 100 games of their rookie season - although he is completely out of reach to catch Vince Coleman in that one.

1985 Coleman, Vince, St.L 100 GP, 81 R

1981 Raines, Tim, Mon. 88 GP, 71 R

1984 Samuel, Juan, Phi. 100 GP, 47 R

1986 Cangelosi, John, ChiA 100 GP, 44 R

1995 Veras, Quilvio, Fla. 100 GP, 42 R

1982 Dernier, Bob, Phi. 100 GP, 40 R

1990 Cole, Alex, Cle. 63 GP, 40 R

1992 Listach, Pat, Mil. 100 GP, 39 R

2012 Trout, Mike, LA-A 99 GP, 39 R

1984 Pettis, Gary, Cal. 100 GP, 39 R

The Angels need Trout to keep being Trout. The speedy youngster all but has the Rookie of the Year title locked up, and has his name thrown about as the AL MVP as well, but the Angels are faltering down the stretch.

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Angels Vs. Red Sox Series Preview: TV Schedule, Probable Pitchers & More

The Angels need to start turning things around. Could a trip to Boston provide some answers?

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