Los Angeles Angels defeat Boston Red Sox, 8-3

After the sixth inning last night, when a decision by Red Sox manager Terry Francona to send David Ortiz from first on a full count led to a break in the 1-1 tie with the Los Angeles Angels, it looked as if the small-ball game would be won on mistake-free pitching, managerial strategy, and error-free defense.

The latter two held true. The former did not.

In the top of the seventh, a half-inning after the Red Sox claimed a 2-1 advantage when the designated hitter rumb...