Again, late rally falls short in Fenway

HANLEY RAMIREZ hit a two-run home run in the 9-4 Red Sox win over the Angels on Friday (Flickr/Keith Allison).

Lately, the Los Angeles Angels have made a habit of late rallies. But on Friday, the comeback attempt came a bit too little and too late as they lost to the Boston Red Sox 9-4 at Fenway Park.

The Angels trailed 7-1 after six innings, but scored three runs in the top of the seventh to close the gap. They out together a triple and two doubles to make the push. But that was all they could muster and the Bosox (41-32) added two runs in the eighth to make the final score.

Alex Meyer (3-4) was hammered early, lasting just 3.1 innings and giving up five hits and five earned runs. He struck out three and walked two, and gave up a two-run home run to Hanley Ramirez in the fourth.

Top hitters for the Angels were Kole Calhoun, Yunel Escobar and Andrelton Simmons – with two hits each.

The loss put the Angels at 38-39. They’ll face the Red Sox again on Saturday with J.C. Ramirez (6-5) making the start for the Angels.

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