The big showdown Tuesday between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Angel – the teams with the best records in baseball – was more of a letdown.
Shohei Ohtani, starting for the Halos, was out of the game after two innings and the Red Sox posted a 10-1 victory. Ohtani gave up a home run to the first batter he faced and left having given up three runs, four hits and two walks. A blistered finger was blamed for the underwhelming performance.
A sell-out crowd of nearly 45,000 fans in Anaheim were disappointed early as the BoSox raced out to an 8-0 lead after 3.5 innings. Mookie Betts did most of the damage, crashing three of the Red Sox’ five home runs.
As for the Halos, they were outhit 15-4 against three Boston pitchers. Albert Pujols did “the best,” going 1-for-3 with an RBI.
The series continues on Wednesday with Tyler Skaggs (2-0) going for the Angels (now 13-4) against the BoSox (14-2).
High school baseball, softball scores
Here are scores for teams serving the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area on Tuesday.
- Garden Grove 7, Los Amigos 0
- Rancho Alamitos 10, Bolsa Grande 0
- La Quinta 3, Santiago 2
- Segerstrom 7, Westminster 1
- Santa Ana 10, Orange 9
- Fountain Valley 15, Newport Harbor 8
- Los Alamitos 3, Huntington Beach 2
- Edison 13, Fountain Valley 0
- La Quinta 12, Rancho Alamitos 7 (8 innings)
- Pacifica 11, Tustin 1