The Red Sox were swept in excruciating fashion, 14-13, by the Angels in 10 innings Thursday night before an announced Fenway Park crowd of 37,829.
The Sox coughed up a 6-0 lead in the third after the Angels rallied for eight runs, then came back to tie it, 9-9, with a pair of runs in the sixth. They broke the stalemate with a pair of runs in the eighth to take an 11-9 lead.
But the Angels rallied for three runs in the top of the ninth to seize a 12-11 lead, before Cody Ross tied it in the bottom of the frame, 12-12, with a solo homer that sent it into extras innings.
The Angels tallied a pair of runs in the top of the 10th, but with two outs the Sox managed only a run in the bottom of the frame on an RBI single by Dustin Pedroia (4-for-6, 5 RBI, 1 double, 1 home run, 3 runs scored) that scored Pedro Ciriaco, who reached on a two-out single.
Ernesto Frieri put the wraps on this 4 hour, 34 minute marathon by striking out Adrian Gonzalez on three pitches.
The teams combined for 27 runs, 38 hits (20 by the Angels) and 5 homers (Sox 3; Angels 2).