I was busy last night getting my Trivia Night going in Professor Thom's last night, with a big crowd watching the Celtics game, so I could only catch the Red Sox game in spurts.
At first, I didn't like what I saw, as Dan Haren of the Angels had the Red Sox befuddled for 5 innings, allowing just one hit while nursing a 1-0 lead.
The Red Sox tied it in the sixth and then took the lead, 2-1, courtesy of the red-hot Adrian Gonzalez, who singled in Jacoby Ellsbury.
It was 3-1 in the 8th when the Sox put the game on ice with three home runs, from Gonzalez, David Ortiz (who is also heating up) and Marco Scutaro.
Jonathan Papelbon looked shaky in the 9th, allowing two runs, but had a cushion to work with and it was a 7-3 final.
Jon Lester got his 4th win and looked dominate, going seven innings and striking out 11.
It seems like old times, as the Red Sox are now 6-0 in 2011 against the Angels. And the last three days, they have faced the cream in the AL pitching bottle in Felix Hernandez, Jered Weaver and Dan Haren, and gotten victories in all three.
Congratulations to Carl Crawford (whose bat is also finally coming around). He became the fourth player in history to get 1,500 hits and 4oo stolen bases before the age of 30 with two hits and a stolen base last night.