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Brock Holt extended his hitting streak to 12 games with an RBI single, cutting it to 2-1 in the fourth.
Los Angeles added two runs in the eighth when pitcher Junichi Tazawa bobbled a grounder and made a wild throw with the bases loaded. He was charged with two errors on the play.
Boston stranded eight in the first six innings, going 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position. The Red Sox had the bases loaded with one out in the sixth, but Dustin Pedroia bounced into a double play against reliever Mike Morin.
Angels: Manager Mike Scioscia said INF Grant Green, on the 15-day disabled list with a strained lower back, is "close to playing in games." He'll likely need a few rehab starts before returning.
Red Sox: Pedroia was back in the lineup after missing Sunday's game because he was sick. OF-1B Allen Craig (sprained left foot) started a rehab assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket. C David Ross (plantar fasciitis) is expected to be activated Tuesday.
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