Boston Red Sox defeat Los Angeles Angels, 17-8

BOSTON—Dustin Pedroia's three-run homer capped Boston's seven-run sixth inning and sparked the Red Sox to a 17-8 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.

Bill Hall and Adrian Beltre each hit their first homers in a Red Sox uniform, both two-run shots, and Kevin Youkilis had a solo blast.

Boston snapped a three-game losing streak after getting swept by Baltimore over the weekend.

Clay Buchholz (3-2) gave up four runs on eight hits in 5 2-3 innings -- his wo...

Terry Francona, who has had nearly 20 knee surgeries, came out of the dugout like Usain Bolt when Clay Buchholz was struck on the left ankle by a line drive off the bat of Kendry Morales in the second inning.

“The sound of it, I thought it hit him in the shoe,’’ Francona said. “He hit him higher than that, right above that bone. It got him pretty good.’’

Buchholz got to his feet, tossed a few practice pitches and was able to last into the sixth inning. In what was an...

Terry Francona spoke to the Red Sox before last night’s game against the Los Angeles Angels, but not to chastise them after an embarrassing weekend sweep at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles. He instead asked for calm.

The team’s erratic start to the season, the manager believes, has been exacerbated by some players trying to make everything right with one swing or by taking unnecessary risks on the bases.

“Sometimes when things aren’t going the way you want them to...