Boston Red Sox defeat Los Angeles Angels, 7-4

Red Sox Nation already loved Johnny Damon, but after a three-run double in the eighth inning last night off Angels reliever Scot Shields, the feelings of 35,328 fans at Fenway and thousands more watching on television grew even deeper.

The crowd erupted when Damon hit a line drive to straightaway center that rocketed over Steve Finley's head. By the time the baseball was returned to the infield, Trot Nixon, Bill Mueller, and Mark Bellhorn had scored, and the Sox went on...

It only takes one hit to turn an off night into a big night, and center fielder Johnny Damon got that hit, clearing the bases with a double to center field in the eighth inning to give the Red Sox a 7-4 win over the Angels last night at Fenway Park.

Damon had been 0 for 4, including a liner to first with two outs in the second inning that left the bases loaded. But he didn't miss a curveball from Angels relief pitcher Scot Shields, driving it on a line over the head of ...