Angel Stadium uses helicopter to dry field for doubleheader

The first game is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. PT, the second at 7 p.m. PT, which should make for quite the rush-hour tie-up on the freeways that encircle Angel Stadium. 268 and. 267 and Ramirez has 19 home runs. Kole Calhoun and Albert Pujols hit long balls off of Rodriguez, while Chris Iannetta, Daniel Robertson, and Johnny Giavotella each had base hits to drive in runs.


Taking the hill for the Angels will be Garrett Richards, who is 9-6 this season with a 3.53 ERA in all starts. Boston had five hits while losing the series opener 1-0 Friday on Mike Trout’s walk-off homer.

Trout, from Millville, N.J., took home a trophy and a truck for his All-Star Game performance, along with the respect of his American League teammates, who seemed to marvel more at his hustle than his raw power. Pujols connected twice and seized the major league lead from Mike Trout during Los Angeles’ 7-3 win in the nightcap. Red Sox manager John Farrell said before Game 1 that 2B Dustin Pedroia would play in Game 1 but not Game 2 of the doubleheader.

But it still wouldn’t have been enough for the Red Sox, not when Eduardo Rodriguez was mysteriously getting whacked around as if the Angels knew what was coming. The Sox opened back up against the Angels on a west coast trip. The Angels eventually scored seven runs in a span of eight pitches by the 22-year-old Venezuelan.

Los Angeles Angels’ Erick Aybar, left, talks with Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz during battin … He remembers firemen lighting gasoline to dry the basepaths for the championship game in his Babe Ruth youth league in Pennsylvania.

Pablo Sandoval had both hits for the Red Sox, who have been shut out in consecutive games for the first time since August 7-8, 2009. Hector s 0-3 with a 3.91 ERA in 5 games (4 starts) vs the Sox in his career.

Rodriguez was one of the team’s best stories of the first half, going 5-2 with a 3.59 ERA in nine starts. Los Angeles will host its first doubleheader since 2003 on Monday.

“They took a 1-0 lead on Red Sox starter Rick Porcello”™s wild pitch in the second, and then Calhoun went to work, driving a 3-and-1 fastball from Porcello into the right-field seats in the third for his 11th homer and a 2-0 fastball into the same area in the fifth for his 12th homer.


Detroit starting pitcher Alfredo Simon gave up four runs on six hits in 5-2/3 innings.

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