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A sterling return
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Red Sox 4, Angels 1
Daisuke Matsuzaka fanned five Angels during his 93-pitch effort. (Elsa/Getty Images)
Daisuke Matsuzaka returned from almost three months on the disabled list, and the outcome could not be more pleasing to the Red Sox: six-plus innings, three hits and no runs against a possible first-round playoff foe. David Ortiz homered and drove in two.
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Series at a glance:
  • Tue. 09/15: BOS 4, LAA 1
  • Wed. 09/16: BOS 9, LAA 8
  • Thu. 09/17: LAA 4, BOS 3
LAA
LA Angels (86-58)
Lost 2
Boston 4, LA Angels 1   BOS
Boston (85-58)
Won 6
September 15, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
LA Angels
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   1 6 1
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 X   4 9 0
Standings thru 9/15/09  |  Recap: LAA | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Red Sox stats
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 2 0 0 0 2 2 2 .299
Izturis, M, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 .297
Abreu, RF 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .299
Guerrero, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .297
Hunter, To, CF 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 .311
Morales, K, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 .306
Rivera, J, LF 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .287
Aybar, SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 .303
Mathis, C 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 .208
  a-Matthews, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .241
  Wilson, Bo, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Kendrick, H, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .291
Totals 33 1 6 1 3 8 19  

a-Struck out for Mathis in the 7th. b-Grounded into a fielder's choice for Wilson, Bo in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Abreu (26, Matsuzaka), Aybar (23, Papelbon).
TB: Aybar 3; Hunter, To; Morales, K; Abreu 2; Izturis, M.
RBI: Aybar (54).
2-out RBI: Aybar.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Guerrero; Figgins 2; Hunter, To; Kendrick, H.
Team RISP: 1-for-11.
Team LOB: 8.

BASERUNNING
SB: Figgins (41, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Varitek), Aybar (14, 2nd base off Matsuzaka/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Lackey (2, throw).
Outfield assists: Rivera, J (Bay at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Izturis, M-Aybar-Morales, K, Lackey-Aybar-Morales, K).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .300
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .296
Drew, J, RF 4 1 1 0 0 0 3 .266
Bay, LF 2 0 1 1 2 1 1 .262
Ortiz, D, DH 4 1 2 2 0 1 1 .233
Lowell, 3B 3 0 0 0 1 2 3 .294
Kotchman, 1B 3 0 1 0 0 1 4 .269
Varitek, C 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 .215
Gonzalez, Al, SS 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 .231
Totals 30 4 9 3 3 6 14  

BATTING
3B: Drew, J (4, Lackey).
HR: Ortiz, D (24, 8th inning off Arredondo, J, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Ortiz, D 5; Ellsbury 2; Kotchman; Gonzalez, Al; Pedroia; Drew, J 3; Bay.
RBI: Ortiz, D 2 (83), Bay (102).
2-out RBI: Ortiz, D.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kotchman 2.
GIDP: Kotchman, Varitek.
Team RISP: 2-for-6.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Ellsbury (10, 2nd base by Lackey/Mathis).

 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lackey (L, 10-8) 7.2 8 3 2 3 6 0 3.47
Arredondo, J 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 6.15
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Matsuzaka (W, 2-5) 6.0 3 0 0 3 5 0 7.02
Ramirez, R (H, 11) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.80
Wagner, B (H, 3) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.08
Bard (H, 11) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.30
Papelbon 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 2.00

Matsuzaka pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

Game Scores: Lackey , Matsuzaka .
Pitches-strikes: Lackey 120-69, Arredondo, J 3-2, Matsuzaka 93-52, Ramirez, R 12-7, Wagner, B 13-10, Bard 3-3, Papelbon 20-14.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lackey 12-2, Arredondo, J 0-0, Matsuzaka 4-4, Ramirez, R 0-2, Wagner, B 0-1, Bard 1-0, Papelbon 1-1.
Batters faced: Lackey 31, Arredondo, J 2, Matsuzaka 24, Ramirez, R 3, Wagner, B 3, Bard 1, Papelbon 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Ramirez, R 1-0, Bard 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Mark Wegner. 1B: Rick Reed. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Tim Timmons.
Weather: 65 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, R to L.
T: 2:44.
Att: 37,942.
Venue: Fenway Park.
September 15, 2009
September 15, 2009

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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