Rodriguez Clobbered As Angels Rout Red Sox In First Game Of Doubleheader
By GREG BEACHAM
AP Sports Writer
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols homered during Los Angeles' seven-run second inning, and the Angels opened their first home doubleheader since 2003 with an 11-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Monday.
David Freese also hit a three-run homer in the AL West-leading Angels' fourth straight win and their 14th in 17 games overall.
All-Star Hector Santiago (7-4) matched his career high with 10 strikeouts despite laboring into the sixth inning.
Mike Napoli drove in Boston's only run of the series' first three games in the fourth inning. The Red Sox lost their fourth straight.
Steady precipitation on Sunday caused the first rainout at Angel Stadium since June 16, 1995. Monday's sunny, 84-degree weather was back to normal, and groundskeepers dried the marshy outfield with a low-hovering helicopter.