Boston Red Sox defeat Los Angeles Angels, 10-1
He didn't need Jonathan Papelbon for more than two outs.
So, as Red Sox manager Terry Francona had promised, he didn't use him for more than that.
Just six pitches were needed, but they weren't the final outs of the game. They weren't even in the ninth inning. They were two outs, two batters, in the eighth that could have made the difference between winning and losing.
As Francona had insisted he would do back in Texas last week, he brought in his closer in the eight...