Los Angeles Angels defeat Boston Red Sox, 8-1

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- If there was a benefit, as Red Sox manager Terry Francona maintained, to having Derek Lowe be the pitcher chosen to start the season's second half, it was apparent only to the Anaheim Angels.

The line drives came early and often for the Angels, who made Lowe's pitches bob when they were supposed to sink, knocking him out in the fifth inning. They were no less sparing of reliever Alan Embree, who went single, RBI double, two-run single to the first thr...