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Angels 5, Red Sox 3

Struggling Red Sox fall to Angels

In their return to Fenway, Red Sox spin their wheels but just continue their skid

The Red Sox acted decisively Monday, firing pitching coach Bob McClure and scheduling left fielder Carl Crawford for season-ending elbow surgery.

When they gathered at Fenway Park Tuesday to face the Los Angeles Angels, manager Bobby Valentine unveiled a lineup that had Jacoby Ellsbury batting third for the first time in his career.

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