Los Angeles Angels defeat Boston Red Sox, 4-3

The catcher whipped his body around and took a roundabout route to the baseball.

The ball had squirted out, a low curveball that stayed low on the bounce. And as Jason Varitek scampered after the ball, Chone Figgins ran to first base.

For the second straight night, there was a batter who had struck out running to first and making it safely. With two outs in the seventh inning last night, Josh Beckett whipped his arm back and threw, with runners on second and third. Beck...