Fresh off of their first win against the Red Sox in 2011 Wednesday night, the Angels pounded out 18 hits enroute to a 11-0 drubbing of Boston Thursday afternoon. All nine Angel starters finished the day with at least a hit, with Erick Aybar collecting four while Howie Kendrick and Peter Bourjos pitched in three. Bourjos also scored 4 runs and Bobby Abreu drove in three. The Angel hitter went 7-18 with runners in scoring position, something they have been inconsistent with so far this season.
Mark Trumbo hit his 6th home run of the season in the 5th inning off of former Angel John Lackey. Trumbo's 2-run blast was his second in two games at Fenway this year.
Joel Pineiro, making his second start of the year, went 5.2 inning, giving up 3 hits, while striking out 2 and walking 4. Although Pineiro (1-0, 0.71 ERA) issued 4 walks, he also benefited by inducing three inning-ending double plays.
Meanwhile, Lackey (2-4, 7.16 ERA) surrendered 8 runs on 10 hits over 4 innings. This was the first loss against the Angels in Lackey's career as he had won his previous 4 starts since leaving Los Angeles following the 2009 season.
The Halo win means they will finish the 4-3 road trip with at least a share of first place in the AL West division and a mini 2-game win streak against Boston after losing the previous 6 games. Thursday's 11-0 loss was the largest margin for a shutout in Red Sox history.