The Boston Red Sox lost to the Los Angeles Angels on Thursday breaking their seven-game win streak.
The Red Sox drop to 30-28 on the season, and the Angels improved to 28-31.
Check out the full box score here.
ONE BIG TAKEAWAY
Angel Stadium witnessed a classic pitchers’ duel between Angels ace Shohei Ohtani and white-hot Red Sox pitcher Nick Pivetta. Both pitchers kept the game scoreless through four innings, with Pivetta escaping a bases-loaded jam in the second inning.
The Red Sox broke the deadlift after a Bobby Dalbec sacrifice flyball, but it was Ohtani who earned the highlight of the night hitting a two-run home run off Pivetta in the bottom of the fifth inning to put the Angels up 2-1. Los Angeles broke their 14-game win streak with a bang as Andrew Velasquez added to the Angels’ lead in the bottom of the sixth inning with a three-run home run off Red Sox reliver Hirokazu Sawamura.
STARS OF THE GAME
— Ohtani went seven innings on the mound and struck out six on a season-high 100 pitchers, per MLB.com’s Sarah Wexler. The Angels superstar went 2-for-4 on the night, including his two-run home run in the fifth inning.
— Pivetta struck out 11 batters through five innings including two on Ohtani.
— Velasquez was hitting .175 heading into Thursday’s matchup, but the Angels shortstop added to Los Angeles lead with a three-run home run in the sixth inning.
DraftKings Sportsbook closed the game’s total at 7.5 runs. The game went below the total by just that half of a run, and a $100 bet on the Under (-115) would have paid out $186.96.
ON DECK AT NESN
The Red Sox will travel to Seattle to take on the Mariners to start a three-game series on Friday. First pitch at T-Mobile Park is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET, and full coverage of the game will be on NESN, including an hour of pregame coverage starting at 9 p.m.