Hunter Renfroe hit a home run and drove in four runs as the visiting Los Angeles Angels used a fast start to earn a 5-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday in the annual Patriots' Day game at Fenway Park
The Angels scored four runs in the first inning and one in the second before holding off the Red Sox to salvage the finale of the four-game series
Jake Lamb went 3-for-4 and Shohei Ohtani went 2-for-5 with a run scored for Los Angeles, which ended a three-game losing streak.
Boston's Rafael Devers hit a one-out single in the ninth in the ninth inning to cut the Red Sox's deficit to a run. Angels right-hander Carlos Estevez stranded two on base in the ninth inning for his second save
Los Angeles right-hander Tucker Davidson (1-1) gave up one run on three hits over 3 1/3 innings to earn the win after taking over for starter Shohei Ohtani. The second rain delay of the day limited Ohtani's start to two innings, when he gave up a run with three strikeouts.
Zach Neto, the Angels' first-round draft pick in June, recorded his first MLB hit on a leadoff single in the second innin
Red Sox right-hander Brayan Bello (0-1) struck out five while allowing five runs over 2 2/3 innings in his season debut. Kutter Crawford followed with 6 1/3 scoreless innings for Boston, giving up one hit with five strikeouts
One out into the first inning, Ohtani singled and Taylor Ward was hit by a pitch before Renfroe hit a three-run home run, his fourth. Brandon Drury added a sacrifice fly in the inning for a 4-0 lead.
The Red Sox got a run back in the first inning without the benefit of a hit as Rob Refsnyder's grounder to shortstop scored Raimel Tapia, who walked and advanced on two wild pitches
Singles by Neto and Ohtani preceded Renfroe's RBI grounder to shortstop in the second inning.
Ohtani and Davidson held the Red Sox hitless until the fourth when Rafael Devers doubled
The Red Sox scored a pair of sixth-inning runs. Refsnyder hit a leadoff single, reached third after Triston Casas greeted Angels left-hander Aaron Loup with a double, and scored on Enrique Hernandez's sacrifice fly to center. Reese McGuire beat out a rolling single inside the first-base line to bring in another run
--Field Level Media