Simmons slugs Angels to 7-3 win over Red Sox

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) When runs come in bunches, so do the wins for the Los Angeles Angels.

Andrelton Simmons drove in three runs, including a go-ahead two-run homer, Albert Pujols went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and the Angels rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Saturday night.

Simmons hit his 10th homer of the season to left and put the Angels ahead 4-3 in the third inning after falling behind early. Pujols doubled to score Yunel Escobar and Mike Trout to start the four-run outburst.

''When we got a pitch to hit we hit it hard,'' Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. ''Albert got us going, that's a big double. One thing that can get you back into the game, extra-base hits tonight showed up.''

The Angels improved to 38-10 when scoring four or more runs, compared to a 10-41 mark when held to three or fewer.

Battering Red Sox ace David Price even after facing a 3-0 deficit after two innings made this particular offensive eruption all the more impressive.

''We started chipping away,'' said Simmons, who went 2 for 4. ''Guys just kept putting up good at-bats. We just didn't make it easy for them.''

JC Ramirez (9-8) recorded his second win at home in 11 starts, striking out six while allowing one earned run and five hits in six innings despite struggling early.

The Red Sox got off to another fast start after scoring five runs in the first inning on Friday. Hanley Ramirez had an RBI single to start the scoring, and the Red Sox got two runs in the second after the Angels' franchise-record streak of 14 games without an error ended when Ramirez couldn't make the catch to complete a double play while covering first. Mookie Betts hit his 31st double to knock in a run and then was driven in by Andrew Benintendi for a 3-0 lead.

However, the Angels were able to respond after dropping the series opener. They added two runs in the fifth when Simmons singled, again bringing home Pujols, and he scored on a throwing error by shortstop Xander Bogaerts.

Trout picked up an RBI in the sixth, giving him five in seven games this home stand.

Price (5-3) gave up five earned runs and seven hits in five innings, allowing more than three earned runs for only the second time this year.

''The one thing that they did do well was they forced him to throw a lot of pitches,'' Red Sox manager John Farrell said. ''Obviously, the third inning, two big swings were the difference.''

ANOTHER PUJOLS MILESTONE

Pujols became the 26th player to score 1,700 runs when he touched home plate after Simmons went deep. Pujols joins Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth, Alex Rodriguez and Willie Mays in amassing at least 600 home runs and 1,700 runs.

Scioscia called Pujols' continued climb into the history books a moment of ''living history.''

''He's had an incredible career and he's got more in his tank,'' Scioscia said. ''It's fun to see the guys he is connected with.''

FARRELL TOSSED

Farrell got the boot for arguing with umpire Phil Cuzzi in the middle of the fifth, though his original intent was to keep Dustin Pedroia from the same outcome. But by the time Farrell got to home plate, Pedroia had ended his conversation with Cuzzi and Farrell picked up where it left off.

''Anytime you make a comment about balls and strikes, that's probably what it's going to get you,'' Farrell said.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Red Sox: INF Josh Rutledge (concussion) is likely to come off the disabled list on Monday. ... Mitch Moreland was in the starting lineup at DH for the first time this season.

Angels: LHP Tyler Skaggs (strained oblique) pitched four innings in a rehab start for Triple-A Salt Lake, giving up three earned runs and six hits.

UP NEXT

Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (4-12, 4.60 ERA) has just one win in his last 10 starts, but it came against the Angels last month. Porcello has allowed two earned runs in 14 innings over his last two starts, striking out 13 without allowing a walk in that span, and still took the loss in both outings.

Angels: RHP Parker Bridwell (3-1, 3.18 ERA) went a career-high 6 2/3 innings to pick up the win against the Red Sox last month. Bridwell has held opponents to two earned runs or fewer in five of his last six starts.

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  • W: J. Ramirez (9-8)L: D. Price (5-3)
  • HR: LAA - A. Simmons (10)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Betts RF41110010.280.357.486.8433.5
A. Benintendi LF31110110.270.350.422.7733.5
D. Pedroia 2B30100111.311.388.418.8071.5
H. Ramirez 1B40110001.253.339.438.7772.0
J. Bradley CF40000022.268.343.455.798-1.0
X. Bogaerts SS40100022.294.350.431.7811.0
M. Moreland DH30100110.246.336.417.7531.5
C. Vazquez C41000003.255.296.337.6331.0
B. Holt 3B30000011.175.277.175.452-0.5
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    Y. Escobar 3B41000122.278.336.395.7321.0
    M. Trout CF41110112.330.453.7131.1665.5
    A. Pujols DH42320001.243.291.390.6808.0
    C. Cron 1B40100003.230.281.356.6361.0
    A. Simmons SS42231000.289.338.441.77910.0
    K. Calhoun RF20000110.237.319.374.6940.5
    M. Maldonado C40100012.247.309.419.7291.5
    C. Pennington 2B40000023.246.316.303.619-1.0
    B. Revere LF41200000.233.257.306.5625.0
      BATTING
      • 2B - M. Betts (31), X. Bogaerts (22)
      • RBI - M. Betts (61), A. Benintendi (54), H. Ramirez (38)
      • 2-Out RBI - M. Betts (23), A. Benintendi (19)
      BATTING
      • 2B - A. Pujols (10), M. Maldonado (11)
      • HR - A. Simmons (10)
      • RBI - M. Trout (41), A. Pujols 2 (59), A. Simmons 3 (43)
      • 2-Out RBI - A. Simmons 2 (17)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - M. Trout (12), B. Revere (11)
      • CS - K. Calhoun
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - M. Betts (5)
      • E - X. Bogaerts 2 (11)
      FIELDING
      • E - J. Ramirez
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Price (L, 5-3)5.07653513.821.27-2.5
      H. Hembree1.02110003.631.430.0
      B. Taylor2.01000205.191.676.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Price (L, 5-3)5.0
      H. Hembree1.0
      B. Taylor2.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      J. Ramirez (W, 9-8)6.05313604.381.3222.0
      B. Parker1.00000102.360.933.5
      D. Hernandez1.01000102.481.042.5
      B. Norris1.00000102.291.073.5
      PITCHERSIP
      J. Ramirez (W, 9-8)6.0
      B. Parker1.0
      D. Hernandez1.0
      B. Norris1.0
      PITCHING
      • HBP - D. Price (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 102-68, H. Hembree 20-11, B. Taylor 36-25
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 6-4, B. Taylor 1-3
      • Batters Faced - D. Price 26, H. Hembree 5, B. Taylor 7
      PITCHING
      • Pitches-Strikes - J. Ramirez 101-66, B. Parker 10-8, D. Hernandez 12-8, B. Norris 7-6
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Ramirez 7-5, B. Parker 1-1, D. Hernandez 1-0, B. Norris 1-1
      • Batters Faced - J. Ramirez 26, B. Parker 3, D. Hernandez 3, B. Norris 3
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      M. Betts RF41110010.280.357.486.8433.5
      A. Benintendi LF31110110.270.350.422.7733.5
      D. Pedroia 2B30100111.311.388.418.8071.5
      H. Ramirez 1B40110001.253.339.438.7772.0
      J. Bradley CF40000022.268.343.455.798-1.0
      X. Bogaerts SS40100022.294.350.431.7811.0
      M. Moreland DH30100110.246.336.417.7531.5
      C. Vazquez C41000003.255.296.337.6331.0
      B. Holt 3B30000011.175.277.175.452-0.5
      Total3236303910-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        Y. Escobar 3B41000122.278.336.395.7321.0
        M. Trout CF41110112.330.453.7131.1665.5
        A. Pujols DH42320001.243.291.390.6808.0
        C. Cron 1B40100003.230.281.356.6361.0
        A. Simmons SS42231000.289.338.441.77910.0
        K. Calhoun RF20000110.237.319.374.6940.5
        M. Maldonado C40100012.247.309.419.7291.5
        C. Pennington 2B40000023.246.316.303.619-1.0
        B. Revere LF41200000.233.257.306.5625.0
        Total34710613713-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - M. Betts (31), X. Bogaerts (22)
          • RBI - M. Betts (61), A. Benintendi (54), H. Ramirez (38)
          • 2-Out RBI - M. Betts (23), A. Benintendi (19)
          BATTING
          • 2B - A. Pujols (10), M. Maldonado (11)
          • HR - A. Simmons (10)
          • RBI - M. Trout (41), A. Pujols 2 (59), A. Simmons 3 (43)
          • 2-Out RBI - A. Simmons 2 (17)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - M. Trout (12), B. Revere (11)
          • CS - K. Calhoun
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - M. Betts (5)
          • E - X. Bogaerts 2 (11)
          FIELDING
          • E - J. Ramirez
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Price (L, 5-3)5.07653513.821.27-2.5
          H. Hembree1.02110003.631.430.0
          B. Taylor2.01000205.191.676.0
          Total8.01076371---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Price (L, 5-3)5.0
          H. Hembree1.0
          B. Taylor2.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          J. Ramirez (W, 9-8)6.05313604.381.3222.0
          B. Parker1.00000102.360.933.5
          D. Hernandez1.01000102.481.042.5
          B. Norris1.00000102.291.073.5
          Total9.0631390---
          PITCHERSIP
          J. Ramirez (W, 9-8)6.0
          B. Parker1.0
          D. Hernandez1.0
          B. Norris1.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • HBP - D. Price (4)
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Price 102-68, H. Hembree 20-11, B. Taylor 36-25
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Price 6-4, B. Taylor 1-3
          • Batters Faced - D. Price 26, H. Hembree 5, B. Taylor 7
          PITCHING
          • Pitches-Strikes - J. Ramirez 101-66, B. Parker 10-8, D. Hernandez 12-8, B. Norris 7-6
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Ramirez 7-5, B. Parker 1-1, D. Hernandez 1-0, B. Norris 1-1
          • Batters Faced - J. Ramirez 26, B. Parker 3, D. Hernandez 3, B. Norris 3
          • 6TH INNING
            Trout singled to right center, Revere scored37
          • 5TH INNING
            Maldonado reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Simmons scored, Calhoun to third on shortstop Bogaerts fielding error36
            Simmons singled to right, Pujols scored, Cron out at third, Simmons to second35
          • 3RD INNING
            Simmons homered to left, Pujols scored34
            Pujols doubled to left, Escobar and Trout scored32
          • 2ND INNING
            Benintendi singled to center, Betts scored30
            Betts doubled to right, Vazquez scored20
          • 1ST INNING
            Ramirez singled to right center, Benintendi scored, Pedroia to second10
          • 9TH INNING
            • Bud Norris relieved David Hernandez
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Moreland grounded out to first
            • C. Vazquez: Vazquez popped out to third
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • David Hernandez relieved Blake Parker
            • D. Pedroia: Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Pedroia singled to center
            • H. Ramirez: Strike swinging, Ramirez grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, Pedroia out at second
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul tip, Bradley struck out on foul tip
            • Middle of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • B. Taylor Pitching:
            • B. Revere: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Revere grounded out to shortstop
            • Y. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Escobar struck out looking
            • M. Trout: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trout lined out to center
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Blake Parker relieved JC Ramirez
            • B. Holt: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Holt struck out swinging
            • M. Betts: Betts flied out to deep right
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Benintendi grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Ben Taylor relieved Heath Hembree
            • A. Simmons: Simmons flied out to deep left
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Calhoun struck out swinging
            • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Maldonado doubled to left center
            • C. Pennington: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pennington flied out to right
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • J. Ramirez Pitching:
            • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ramirez fouled out to first
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike looking, Bradley struck out looking
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Bogaerts doubled to deep left
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Moreland walked
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Foul, Vazquez lined out to center
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Heath Hembree relieved David Price
            • B. Revere: Ball, Ball, Foul, Revere singled to shallow center
            • Y. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Escobar lined out to right
            • M. Trout: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Revere stole second, Trout singled to right center, Revere scored
            • A. Pujols: Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Pujols flied out to right
            • C. Cron: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Trout stole second, Foul, Cron flied out to shallow right
            • End of the 6th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 5TH INNING
            • J. Ramirez Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Betts struck out swinging
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Benintendi struck out looking
            • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Pedroia struck out looking
            • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Pujols singled to shallow left
            • C. Cron: Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Cron singled to left, Pujols to second
            • A. Simmons: Simmons singled to right, Pujols scored, Cron out at third, Simmons to second
            • K. Calhoun: Ball, Calhoun hit by pitch
            • M. Maldonado: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Maldonado reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Simmons scored, Calhoun to third on shortstop Bogaerts fielding error
            • C. Pennington: Foul, Strike swinging, Calhoun caught stealing, catcher to third to catcher Maldonado to second, Strike swinging, Pennington struck out swinging
            • End of the 5th (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 4TH INNING
            • J. Ramirez Pitching:
            • M. Moreland: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Moreland struck out looking
            • C. Vazquez: Foul, Vazquez grounded out to third
            • B. Holt: Strike looking, Ball, Holt fouled out to left
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • M. Maldonado: Strike swinging, Maldonado grounded out to first
            • C. Pennington: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Pennington struck out swinging
            • B. Revere: Strike looking, Foul, Revere safe at first on shortstop Bogaerts fielding error
            • Y. Escobar: Ball, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Escobar walked, Revere to second
            • M. Trout: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Trout flied out to center
            • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 3RD INNING
            • J. Ramirez Pitching:
            • H. Ramirez: Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ramirez grounded out to shortstop
            • J. Bradley: Strike looking, Bradley lined out to center
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Bogaerts struck out looking
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • B. Revere: Strike looking, Revere singled to shallow right
            • Y. Escobar: Escobar reached on fielder's choice to second, Revere out at second
            • M. Trout: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Trout walked, Escobar to second
            • A. Pujols: Ball, Strike swinging, Pujols doubled to left, Escobar and Trout scored
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Cron flied out to deep left
            • A. Simmons: Simmons homered to left, Pujols scored
            • K. Calhoun: Strike looking, Calhoun popped out to shortstop
            • End of the 3rd (4 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 2ND INNING
            • J. Ramirez Pitching:
            • M. Moreland: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Moreland singled to center
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Vazquez reached on fielder's choice to first, Vazquez to second, Moreland out at second on Ramirez fielding error
            • B. Holt: Strike looking, Strike looking, Holt grounded out to first, Vazquez to third
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Betts doubled to right, Vazquez scored
            • A. Benintendi: Benintendi singled to center, Betts scored
            • D. Pedroia: Pedroia reached on fielder's choice to shortstop, Benintendi out at second
            • Middle of the 2nd (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • A. Simmons: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Ball, Foul, Simmons grounded out to second
            • K. Calhoun: Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Calhoun walked
            • M. Maldonado: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike looking, Maldonado struck out looking
            • C. Pennington: Strike looking, Ball, Pennington grounded out to second
            • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • J. Ramirez Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Betts grounded out to second
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Benintendi walked
            • D. Pedroia: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pedroia walked, Benintendi to second
            • H. Ramirez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ramirez singled to right center, Benintendi scored, Pedroia to second
            • J. Bradley: Bradley flied out to left
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Bogaerts grounded out to pitcher
            • Middle of the 1st (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • D. Price Pitching:
            • Y. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Escobar struck out swinging
            • M. Trout: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Trout struck out looking
            • A. Pujols: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Pujols singled to left
            • C. Cron: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Cron flied out to deep right
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)