Los Angeles Angels defeat Boston Red Sox, 4-3

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Nice lineup last night.

On the heels of the Lost Weekend, the Red Sox attempted to rebound against the Angels with Kevin Youkilis hitting cleanup, and the trio of Doug Mirabelli (.200), Gabe Kapler (.219), and Dustin Pedroia (big league debut) at the bottom of the order.

Where was Manny Ramírez, you ask?

Resting his sore right hamstring. Manny sat for eight innings before pinch hitting in the ninth and lining out to deep center against Angels close...

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Red Sox tried unsuccessfully last night to avoid their longest losing streak since the Kerrigan administration, and they tried it without Manny Ramírez -- who was not in the lineup because of his hallmark injury, a tender hamstring -- while introducing the newest hope for the future, Dustin Pedroia.

Ramírez surfaced for a pinch-hit appearance in the ninth, lining out violently to deep center field to start the inning, but the Sox still fell, 4-3, ...