Los Angeles Angels defeat Boston Red Sox, 5-4

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The little dribbler off the end of David Ortiz's bat barely made it to the infield grass.

Catcher Jeff Mathis scooped it up, threw to first, and ended Ortiz's last shot at redemption in a discouraging, frustrating day that crystallized the difficulties and struggles he has had a month and a half into the season. He had left three more men on base, 12 total, and went 0 for 7 in likely the worst performance of his career.

"I'm sorry, guys. I don't feel l...