Ramirez sharp in Angels' win over Red Sox; Farrell ejected

BOSTON (AP) JC Ramirez was solid when the Los Angeles Angels needed him.

Blake Parker's ending was needed even more.

Ramirez rebounded from his shortest career start with six solid innings, Cameron Maybin doubled home a run and scored another and the Angels held off the Boston Red Sox 6-3 on Saturday night.

The Angels look for their fifth series win in their last six on Sunday.

Mitch Moreland hit a solo homer for the Red Sox, who lost for only the third time in their last 13 home games.

Ramirez (7-5) allowed one run and four hits with five strikeouts after lasting just three innings and giving up five runs in his previous start.

''I think that he stayed ahead of the count well tonight. He used his pitches and I thought he used his fastball well on both sides of the plate,'' Los Angeles manager Mike Scioscia said. ''That's a real strong outing for JC and it was important to us.''

Ramirez was happy he pitched very well in his first start in Fenway Park.

''This one, especially playing in this park, gave me a lot of confidence,'' he said.

Parker struck out pinch-hitter Chris Young with the bases loaded for the final out for his first save of the season after Boston scored twice against Cam Bedrosian in the ninth.

David Price (2-2), who started the season on the disabled list with a strained left elbow, had a decent outing for the third time in six starts, allowing three runs - two earned - with five strikeouts and a walk in six innings.

''Felt good. Just I didn't make enough big pitches when I needed to,'' he said.

Red Sox manager John Farrell was ejected by third-base umpire and crew chief Bill Miller after Fernando Abad was called for a balk, scoring a run that made it 5-1 in the seventh.

''Time was called. Time was clearly called before the balk was called,'' Farrell said. ''So that was the dispute.''

Farrell was tossed after Kole Calhoun, the batter, stepped out and home plate ump Ryan Blakney appeared to raise his hands, signaling time.

The umpires then met for a minute or so and allowed the run. Farrell then got in a heated argument with Miller and was given his first ejection of the season.

''We went back to John and told him the balk happened before time was called,'' Miller told a pool reporter. ''John didn't accept that answer and he was quite adamant that time had been called first and therefore the balk should have been nullified.''

The Angels took advantage of shortstop Xander Bogaerts' throwing error for an unearned run and that put them ahead 2-1 in the fourth.

Danny Espinosa reached on the error, stole second and scored when Eric Young Jr. doubled inside the first-base bag.

Luis Valbuena's sacrifice fly made it 3-1. Maybin added his RBI double in the seventh.

Martin Maldonado's RBI single gave Los Angeles a 1-0 lead.

Moreland homered into the first row of Green Monster seats in left center, a shot estimated at 429 feet.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Angels: Scioscia said RHP Matt Shoemaker, on the 10-day DL with right forearm tightness, was examined and received ''a clean bill of health and resumed throwing,'' but would ''most likely not'' make a start when his turn comes up Friday. ... Scioscia also wants to use LHP Jose Alvarez less due to his recent workload.

Red Sox: INF Jeff Rutledge was placed on the seven-day concussion DL and Tzu-Wei Lin was promoted from Double-A Portland. Farrell said Rutledge pinpointed it to a play on Memorial Day and explained ''(Friday) was the first day Rut mentioned something.'' ... LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, on the DL with a right knee subluxation, threw 68 pitches and could be in line for a rehab start with Portland this week.

DIFFERENT LOOK

With a very muggy afternoon and temperatures in the mid-80s, many of the Red Sox regulars took BP in shorts - something seldom seen at home games.

YOU CAN'T CATCH ME

Maybin was successful for the 23rd time in 24 stolen base attempts, swiping third after his double and before scoring on the balk.

UP NEXT

Angels: RHP Parker Bridwell (1-0, 3.07 ERA) is set to make his second career road start.

Red Sox: RHP Doug Fister (0-0, 0.00) is slated to make his Red Sox debut after being claimed off the waivers from the Angels Friday. ''It's funny and ironic how the world goes,'' he said. ''For me it's just another start.''

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  • W: J. Ramirez (7-5)L: D. Price (2-2)S: B. Parker (1)
  • HR: BOS - M. Moreland (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Maybin CF51110002.270.377.433.8106.0
K. Calhoun RF51210010.247.325.387.7123.5
A. Pujols DH50200012.242.287.388.6752.5
A. Simmons SS41100013.281.336.411.7472.5
M. Maldonado C40110011.261.329.420.7491.5
D. Espinosa 2B31000112.173.247.302.5492.5
L. Valbuena 1B30010011.184.280.316.5960.5
E. Young LF31110000.289.379.461.8407.0
C. Pennington 3B31100121.255.336.309.6452.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF40100010.270.348.481.8291.5
    D. Pedroia 2B40100001.291.364.368.7321.0
    X. Bogaerts SS41100002.324.376.478.8553.0
    M. Moreland 1B41111012.266.359.463.8235.5
    A. Benintendi LF31100120.274.341.436.7782.0
    H. Ramirez DH40110021.240.339.407.7462.0
    J. Bradley CF20000110.264.360.472.8321.5
    C. Vazquez C40000012.285.314.377.691-0.5
    T. Lin PR0000-000.000.000.000.000-
    D. Marrero 3B30000022.160.200.298.498-1.0
    a- C. Young PH10000013.265.338.394.732-0.5
    • a-struck out for Marrero in the 9th
    BATTING
    • 2B - C. Maybin (15), A. Pujols (8), A. Simmons (17), E. Young (4)
    • SF - L. Valbuena (2)
    • RBI - C. Maybin (18), K. Calhoun (38), M. Maldonado (23), L. Valbuena (21), E. Young (11)
    • 2-Out RBI - K. Calhoun (12), M. Maldonado (9), E. Young (7)
    BATTING
    • 2B - M. Betts (25), X. Bogaerts (20), H. Ramirez (7)
    • HR - M. Moreland (10)
    • RBI - M. Moreland (38), H. Ramirez (29)
    • 2-Out RBI - H. Ramirez (9)
    BASERUNNING
    • SB - C. Maybin (23), D. Espinosa (3), E. Young (7)
    • CS - D. Espinosa (4)
    FIELDING
    • E - K. Calhoun (4)
    FIELDING
    • E - X. Bogaerts (7)
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    J. Ramirez (W, 7-5)6.04110514.381.2925.5
    D. Hernandez1.00000202.190.934.0
    K. Middleton1.00000103.271.183.5
    C. Bedrosian0.22222201.740.97-5.0
    B. Parker (S, 1)0.10000102.140.987.5
    PITCHERSIP
    J. Ramirez (W, 7-5)6.0
    D. Hernandez1.0
    K. Middleton1.0
    C. Bedrosian0.2
    B. Parker (S, 1)0.1
    PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
    D. Price (L, 2-2)6.06321504.761.359.5
    F. Abad0.22220103.321.29-3.5
    B. Boyer1.10000103.001.403.5
    M. Barnes1.01111104.131.350.5
    PITCHERSIP
    D. Price (L, 2-2)6.0
    F. Abad0.2
    B. Boyer1.1
    M. Barnes1.0
    PITCHING
    • WP - C. Bedrosian (2)
    • HBP - J. Ramirez (4)
    • Pitches-Strikes - J. Ramirez 95-64, D. Hernandez 16-10, K. Middleton 14-9, C. Bedrosian 30-17, B. Parker 5-3
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Ramirez 10-2, K. Middleton 1-1, C. Bedrosian 1-0
    • Batters Faced - J. Ramirez 22, D. Hernandez 3, K. Middleton 3, C. Bedrosian 7, B. Parker
    PITCHING
    • HBP - M. Barnes
    • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 103-64, F. Abad 12-7, B. Boyer 13-10, M. Barnes 17-11
    • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 9-4, B. Boyer 2-1, M. Barnes 1-1
    • Batters Faced - D. Price 25, F. Abad 4, B. Boyer 4, M. Barnes 6
    • Balks - F. Abad
    PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    C. Maybin CF51110002.270.377.433.8106.0
    K. Calhoun RF51210010.247.325.387.7123.5
    A. Pujols DH50200012.242.287.388.6752.5
    A. Simmons SS41100013.281.336.411.7472.5
    M. Maldonado C40110011.261.329.420.7491.5
    D. Espinosa 2B31000112.173.247.302.5492.5
    L. Valbuena 1B30010011.184.280.316.5960.5
    E. Young LF31110000.289.379.461.8407.0
    C. Pennington 3B31100121.255.336.309.6452.0
    Total3569502812-----
      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Betts RF40100010.270.348.481.8291.5
      D. Pedroia 2B40100001.291.364.368.7321.0
      X. Bogaerts SS41100002.324.376.478.8553.0
      M. Moreland 1B41111012.266.359.463.8235.5
      A. Benintendi LF31100120.274.341.436.7782.0
      H. Ramirez DH40110021.240.339.407.7462.0
      J. Bradley CF20000110.264.360.472.8321.5
      C. Vazquez C40000012.285.314.377.691-0.5
      T. Lin PR0000-000.000.000.000.000-
      D. Marrero 3B30000022.160.200.298.498-1.0
      a- C. Young PH10000013.265.338.394.732-0.5
      Total33362121113-----
      • a-struck out for Marrero in the 9th
      BATTING
      • 2B - C. Maybin (15), A. Pujols (8), A. Simmons (17), E. Young (4)
      • SF - L. Valbuena (2)
      • RBI - C. Maybin (18), K. Calhoun (38), M. Maldonado (23), L. Valbuena (21), E. Young (11)
      • 2-Out RBI - K. Calhoun (12), M. Maldonado (9), E. Young (7)
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Betts (25), X. Bogaerts (20), H. Ramirez (7)
      • HR - M. Moreland (10)
      • RBI - M. Moreland (38), H. Ramirez (29)
      • 2-Out RBI - H. Ramirez (9)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Maybin (23), D. Espinosa (3), E. Young (7)
      • CS - D. Espinosa (4)
      FIELDING
      • E - K. Calhoun (4)
      FIELDING
      • E - X. Bogaerts (7)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Ramirez (W, 7-5)6.04110514.381.2925.5
      D. Hernandez1.00000202.190.934.0
      K. Middleton1.00000103.271.183.5
      C. Bedrosian0.22222201.740.97-5.0
      B. Parker (S, 1)0.10000102.140.987.5
      Total9.06332111---
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Ramirez (W, 7-5)6.0
      D. Hernandez1.0
      K. Middleton1.0
      C. Bedrosian0.2
      B. Parker (S, 1)0.1
      Total9.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Price (L, 2-2)6.06321504.761.359.5
      F. Abad0.22220103.321.29-3.5
      B. Boyer1.10000103.001.403.5
      M. Barnes1.01111104.131.350.5
      Total9.0965280---
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Price (L, 2-2)6.0
      F. Abad0.2
      B. Boyer1.1
      M. Barnes1.0
      Total9.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - C. Bedrosian (2)
      • HBP - J. Ramirez (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Ramirez 95-64, D. Hernandez 16-10, K. Middleton 14-9, C. Bedrosian 30-17, B. Parker 5-3
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Ramirez 10-2, K. Middleton 1-1, C. Bedrosian 1-0
      • Batters Faced - J. Ramirez 22, D. Hernandez 3, K. Middleton 3, C. Bedrosian 7, B. Parker
      PITCHING
      • HBP - M. Barnes
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 103-64, F. Abad 12-7, B. Boyer 13-10, M. Barnes 17-11
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 9-4, B. Boyer 2-1, M. Barnes 1-1
      • Batters Faced - D. Price 25, F. Abad 4, B. Boyer 4, M. Barnes 6
      • Balks - F. Abad
      • 9TH INNING
        Benintendi scored, Ramirez to third, Bradley to second on wild pitch63
        Ramirez doubled to right, Bogaerts scored, Benintendi to third62
        Calhoun reached on an infield single to second, Young scored, Pennington to third81
      • 7TH INNING
        Maybin scored on balk51
        Maybin doubled to left center, Pennington scored41
      • 6TH INNING
        Valbuena hit sacrifice fly to center, Simmons scored31
      • 4TH INNING
        Young doubled to deep right, Espinosa scored21
      • 2ND INNING
        Moreland homered to center11
      • 1ST INNING
        Maldonado singled to center, Calhoun scored, Pujols to second10
      • 9TH INNING
        • Matt Barnes relieved Blaine Boyer
        • L. Valbuena: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Valbuena struck out swinging
        • E. Young: Strike looking, Ball, Young hit by pitch
        • C. Pennington: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Young stole second, Ball, Pennington walked
        • C. Maybin: Ball, Foul, Foul, Maybin grounded out to shortstop, Young to third, Pennington to second
        • K. Calhoun: Calhoun reached on an infield single to second, Young scored, Pennington to third
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pujols flied out to center
        • Middle of the 9th (2 Runs, 4 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Cam Bedrosian relieved Keynan Middleton
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pedroia grounded out to shortstop
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Bogaerts doubled to deep right center
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Moreland struck out swinging
        • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Benintendi walked
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ramirez doubled to right, Bogaerts scored, Benintendi to third
        • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Bradley walked
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Benintendi scored, Ramirez to third, Bradley to second on wild pitch
        • Chris Young hit for Deven Marrero
        • Tzu-Wei Lin ran for Christian Vazquez
        • Blake Parker relieved Cam Bedrosian
        • C. Young: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Young struck out swinging
        • End of the 9th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 8TH INNING
        • B. Boyer Pitching:
        • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Simmons grounded out to second
        • M. Maldonado: Foul, Maldonado grounded out to third
        • D. Espinosa: Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Espinosa struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • Keynan Middleton relieved David Hernandez
        • C. Vazquez: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Vazquez popped out to second
        • D. Marrero: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Marrero struck out looking
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Betts grounded out to second
        • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 7TH INNING
        • Fernando Abad relieved David Price
        • E. Young: Young lined out to center
        • C. Pennington: Pennington singled to center
        • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Maybin doubled to left center, Pennington scored
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Maybin stole third, Ball, Strike looking, Maybin scored on balk, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
        • Blaine Boyer relieved Fernando Abad
        • A. Pujols: Ball, Pujols flied out to right
        • Middle of the 7th (4 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • David Hernandez relieved JC Ramirez
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
        • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ramirez flied out to deep center
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Bradley struck out swinging
        • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 6TH INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • A. Simmons: Strike swinging, Simmons doubled to left center
        • M. Maldonado: Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Maldonado grounded out to shortstop, Simmons to third
        • D. Espinosa: Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Espinosa walked
        • L. Valbuena: Foul, Valbuena hit sacrifice fly to center, Simmons scored
        • E. Young: Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Espinosa caught stealing, pitcher to second
        • Middle of the 6th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Ramirez Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Betts doubled to left center
        • D. Pedroia: Foul, Pedroia popped out to second
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts grounded out to third
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Foul, Moreland grounded out to shortstop
        • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
      • 5TH INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • C. Maybin: Strike looking, Maybin grounded out to third
        • K. Calhoun: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Ball, Calhoun grounded out to shortstop
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Pujols struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Ramirez Pitching:
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Bradley grounded out to first
        • C. Vazquez: Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Vazquez grounded out to second
        • D. Marrero: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Marrero struck out swinging
        • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 4TH INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • M. Maldonado: Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Maldonado struck out swinging
        • D. Espinosa: Ball, Espinosa safe at first on shortstop Bogaerts fielding error
        • L. Valbuena: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Espinosa stole second, Foul, Valbuena lined out to third
        • E. Young: Young doubled to deep right, Espinosa scored
        • C. Pennington: Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Strike swinging, Pennington struck out swinging
        • Middle of the 4th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
        • J. Ramirez Pitching:
        • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Moreland grounded out to first
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 3RD INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • C. Maybin: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Maybin grounded out to second
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Ball, Foul, Calhoun grounded out to second
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pujols doubled to deep center
        • A. Simmons: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Simmons grounded out to shortstop
        • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
        • J. Ramirez Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Betts struck out looking
        • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Pedroia grounded out to shortstop
        • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Bogaerts grounded out to third
        • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
      • 2ND INNING
        • D. Price Pitching:
        • L. Valbuena: Foul, Ball, Valbuena grounded out to second
        • E. Young: Foul, Young flied out to right
        • C. Pennington: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Pennington struck out on foul tip
        • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • J. Ramirez Pitching:
        • M. Moreland: Ball, Strike looking, Moreland homered to center
        • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Benintendi singled to right, Benintendi to second on right fielder Calhoun fielding error
        • H. Ramirez: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ramirez struck out swinging
        • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Bradley hit by pitch
        • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Vazquez grounded out to shortstop, Benintendi to third, Bradley to second
        • D. Marrero: Ball, Strike swinging, Marrero grounded out to second
        • End of the 2nd (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
      • 1ST INNING
        • M. Barnes Pitching:
        • C. Maybin: Maybin grounded out to shortstop
        • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun singled to left center
        • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Pujols singled to left center, Calhoun to second
        • A. Simmons: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Foul tip, Simmons struck out on foul tip
        • M. Maldonado: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Maldonado singled to center, Calhoun scored, Pujols to second
        • D. Espinosa: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Espinosa lined out to center
        • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
        • K. Middleton Pitching:
        • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Betts lined out to center
        • D. Pedroia: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Pedroia singled to center
        • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Strike swinging, Bogaerts grounded into double play second to first, Pedroia out at second
        • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)