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Red Sox Unload on Angels for 17 Runs

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If you were looking for some sign that April was a blip on the radar--that the Red Sox were going to turn it around and get back to winning--this might be it.

Having scored only 114 runs in the first 25 games of the season, the Sox dropped 17 runs on the Angels, recording 20 hits and 4 home runs in the rout.

The offense was highlighted by Mike Lowell and J.D. Drew's four hit performances, with 3 doubles for Lowell and 1 for Drew. Kevin Youkilis, Bill Hall, Dustin Pedroia, and Adrian Beltre each chipped in with home runs, with Youkilis just barely missing a second.

Clay Buchholz fought his way through 5.2 innings, often looking somewhat wild. He was getting squeezed throughout the night, but managed to keep damage minimal until the 4th inning by keeping the ball on the ground.

Manny Delcarmen and Ramon Ramirez each contributed clean innings before Scott Schoeneweis gave up 4 runs in mop-up duty, but that should hardly mar an otherwise outstanding performance.