With clear skies expected the whole night, the Sox kick off a four game series with the visiting 56-59 Angels. With David Price hitting the IL, Sale is needed even more now to find himself a groove. The last two starts for him, have been just plain ugly.

(0-2, 14.00 ERA)

9 innings, 14 Hits, 14 Runs, 4 HRs, 11 Ks, 3 Walks

The offense themselves have their own homework to get back into the groove, where they were pre-August. In the last eight games, the Sox bats have scored more than four runs just ONCE. They are getting guys on base… but RISP woes have been hurting them as of late. Last night they collected 10 Hits & 4 Walks, but scored only four runs. Mookie had a leadoff single to begin a rainy bottom of the 9th inning. But Devers, Bogaerts and Martinez all failed in their efforts to drive him home.

First Pitch – 7:10pm ET !!!

Chris Sale — Career vs Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in 9 games (7 starts), 6-0 with a 1.23 ERA. Career at Fenway Park in 42 games (39 starts), 13-10 with a 3.34 ERA.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim:

Kole Calhoun – 0 for 8, 2 Ks

David Fletcher —–

Brian Goodwin —–

Shohei Ohtani —–

Albert Pujols – 2 for 21 (.095 avg) Double, HR, RBI, 6 Ks

Luis Rengifo —–

Kevan Smith – 3 for 6 (.500 avg) Double, K

Max Stassi – 0 for 3, K

Matt Thaiss —–

Wilfredo Tovar —–

Mike Trout – 5 for 17 (.294 avg) Double, HR, 4 RBIs, 5 Walks, 4 Ks

Justin Upton – 3 for 13 (.231 avg) Double, 2 Walks, 5 Ks

Jared Walsh —–

Dillon Peters — First career start vs the Boston Red Sox.

Boston Red Sox:

J.D. Martinez – 0 for 1, Walk

*** Martinez is the only active Sox player, who has previously faced Dillon Peters.