Angels 13, Red Sox 6
This time it was Boston's bullpen that blew a late-inning lead.
Garret Anderson homered and drove in four runs, Darin Erstad added four RBI and the Anaheim Angels scored 11 times over the final three innings to rally past the Red Sox, 13-6, on Saturday.
One day after squandering a 4-1 lead in the seventh inning of a 7-4 loss, the Angels' bullpen held Boston to one run over the final three innings.
That might be just what the team needs to get going on its 12-game, 14-day road trip. The normally reliable bullpen was 0-3 with two blown saves and a 12.91 ERA on the trip before turning it around Saturday.
"They had a tough night last night and came back and did the job," Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said. "Needless to say, it's a tough lineup to get through. And for those guys to hold that lead, it's the only way we're going to get it done."
The Red Sox led 5-2 when starter Bronson Arroyo was lifted, but the bullpen was terrible.
Bartolo Colon (7-3) struck out 11 in six innings, throwing a season-high 119 pitches for the Angels. Anderson's go-ahead, three-run homer capped a four-run seventh and gave him a club-record 990 RBI.
Trailing 5-1, the Angels began their comeback in the sixth. Dallas McPherson singled, moved to third on Jeff DaVanon's single and scored on Arroyo's wild pitch.
In the seventh, Red Sox Manager Terry Francona went to struggling left-hander Alan Embree (1-3), who retired just one batter and allowed four runs. Erstad's RBI single made it 5-3. Steve Finley followed with a single before Anderson homered into the Red Sox' bullpen, chasing Embree.