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Red Sox send Jered Weaver to first loss, now 5-0 against Angels

May 2, 2011, 10:52 PM EDT

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The Red Sox are struggling against everyone else, but they beat Jered Weaver and moved to 5-0 against the Angels with a victory on Monday.

Since the beginning of 2010, the Red Sox are an incredible 14-1 versus the Angels.

Weaver, who had been 6-0 this season, was undone by a outstanding at-bat from Dustin Pedroia with two outs in the fifth. Pedroia fouled off eight pitches before delivering a two-run single on the 13th pitch of the confrontation, giving Boston a 3-2 lead.

Weaver came back out for the sixth even though he was at 103 pitches, and he ended up turning in a quality start. However, the Red Sox broke it open in the seventh, scoring six times off Hisanori Takahashi and Francisco Rodriguez before ultimately winning 9-5.

The victory went to Clay Buchholz, who allowed two runs over 6 2/3 innings despite struggling with a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand.

Both Buchholz and Weaver were originally scheduled to pitch over the weekend, only to have their starts pushed back because of illnesses.

With the win, the Red Sox are now 13-15. They’re 8-15 against everyone except the Angels, while the Halos are 16-8 versus everyone but Boston.

  1. JBerardi - May 3, 2011 at 12:01 AM

    “They’re 8-15 against everyone except the Angels”

    Someone is going to try to use this fact to prove that the Red Sox suck, but really, it just proves that baseball is awesome.

  2. dirtyharry1971 - May 3, 2011 at 9:32 AM

    Hey at least baston is now tied for last place in the East! Keep that up and they might even get to .500!! WOW!!

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