The Angels played a good baseball game as they had a plan against Matsuzaka and they knocked him out after only 4.2 innings. But in the end Francisco Rodriguez got beat on a three run bomb by Manny Ramirez in the bottom of the 9th. Kelvim Escobar struggled through 5 innings as he allowed 4 hits, 3 earned runs, walked 5 batters and whiffed 5. Scot Shields pitched 2 outstanding innings after Escobar as he didn’t allow a run while walking 3 and whiffing 1. Justin Speier was the losing pitcher for the Angels as he pitched 1.1 innings and he allowed 1 hit and 1 earned run. Francisco Rodriguez was awful as he only got 1 batter out while giving up 1 hit, 2 earned runs, walked 1 batter and whiffed 1.
Garret Anderson had a nice night as the plate as he went 2 for 4. Maicer Izturis and Howie Kendrick each had 1 hit and 2 steals. The Angels are now done 2-0 to the Red Sox.