Birthday Boy Alex Verdugo Starts Red Sox Offensive Onslaught Against Angels

Alex Verdugo hit a solo homer in his first at-bat on his 25th birthday, Xander Bogaerts also went deep with a game-breaking, three-run shot and the Boston Red Sox beat the stumbling Los Angeles Angels 9-0. Rafael Devers added a solo shot, Bobby Dalbec had a two-run double and Franchy Cordero drove in two runs with two doubles for the Red Sox who won their third straight and matched their season-high by climbing nine games over .500. Angels star Shohei Ohtani had a rough day, getting cut down on a baserunning blunder after a single his first at-bat and striking out his next three.

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