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Angels Look To End Red Sox Domination

On Wednesday night, the Angels will play the Boston Red Sox for the seventh time this season.  In the six previous matchups, the Angels (16-14) have been outscored 32-13 while dropping each game.  Dating back to last season, the Angels have lost 15 of the last 16 games against the Sox.

The Angels hopes for a different outcome will rest with right-hander Ervin Santana (1-3, 4.89 ERA).  Santana lost to Boston in their last meeting on April 23, giving up 5 runs and nine hits over 7 innings.  He did strike out a season high 9 batters in that game, but got the loss when Daisuke Matsuzaka and Daniel Bard combined to two-hit the Halos.

Looking to keep the Red Sox streak alive, right-hander Josh Beckett will get the start at Fenway.  Beckett (2-1, 2.65 ERA) is the only Red Sox starter not to be credited with a win against Los Angeles.  In his last start against the Angels, Beckett went 8 innings, allowing only 2 runs on 3 hits in an extra inning win.

Who's Hot - Last 7 Games:
Bobby Abreu - 8 for his last 23 (.348), 3 2B, 4 RBI, 2 SB
Torii Hunter - 8 for his last 21 (.381), 3 2B
Maicer Izturis - 5 for his last 14 (.357), 3 2B
Mark Trumbo - 5 for his last 12 (.417), 2 HR, 6 RBI

David Ortiz - 10 for his last 29 (.345), 2 HR, 6 RBI
Adrian Gonzalez - 12 for his last 28 (.429), 4 2B, 8 RBI
Jacoby Ellsbury - 12 for his last 29 (.414), 8 R, 5 2B, 2 SB

Who's Cold - Last 7 Games:
Vernon Wells - 4 for his last 22 (.182)
Peter Bourjos - 5 for his last 24 (.208), 7 K
Hank Conger - 2 for his last 12 (.167)

Dustin Pedroia  - 5 for his last 29 (.172)
J.D. Drew - 2 for his last 20 (.100)

Game time is 4:10 (PDT) and will be show in Fox Sports West.  For more Angels news, be sure to check out Halo Heaven.