Victorino rejoins Red Sox for win in split with Angels
BOSTON (AP) – Shane Victorino rejoined the Boston Red Sox on Saturday and went 1-for-5 with a run scored during a 7-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels in the second game of a doubleheader split.
Victorino was activated from the disabled list after Los Angeles won the opener 9-5. The St. Anthony High School graduate had been out since May 21 with a hamstring strain.
In the first game, Mark Trumbo and Erick Aybar each drove in two runs as the Angels set a team record with a sixth straight victory at Fenway Park. Los Angeles’ Tommy Hanson (3-2) allowed two runs in five innings for the win.
Felix Doubront (4-3) took the loss.
In the second game, Clay Buchholz improved to 9-0, though he left in the seventh inning with what the Red Sox called “neck tightness.” David Ortiz hit a two-run homer and finished with three RBIs after going 0-for-5 in the opener with two strikeouts, stranding six runners.
C.J. Wilson (4-5) lost for the fifth time in his last six decisions.