Steven Wright (8-5, 2.18 ERA) takes the mound for the Boston Red Sox (42-36) as they meet Jhoulys Chacin (3-6, 5.64 ERA) and the Los Angeles Angels (32-47) in the first of a three-game series at Fenway Park. The game gets underway at 7:10 p.m. ET on Friday, Jul. 1 and will air on NESN and FSW.
In his last start, Wright pitched 4.2 innings, allowing eight runs (five unearned), striking out four and walking two in a 10-3 loss to the Rangers. David Ortiz (.336, 36 Rs, 18 HRs, 63 RBIs, 2 SBs) went 1 for 4 Wednesday. The Angels were also unsuccessful the last time Chacin pitched. He struggled, going 4.2 innings, allowing four runs and walking four in a 7-3 loss to the Athletics. Mike Trout (.323, 56 Rs, 17 HRs, 53 RBIs, 11 SBs) has been doing well offensively for the Angels, going 2 for 3 Wednesday with one run.
The Red Sox are a very big -200 favorite at Fenway Park for this series opener with a total of 10.
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For the 12th time this season, the Angels registered at least two errors in a game.
The Red Sox didn't score any runs in their last game. The Angels have a 4-0 record when they don't allow any runs.
When they are outhit, the Angels are 2-37. The Red Sox have a 4-20 record when opponents outhit them.
Los Angeles ranks near the bottom of the league at 24th when it comes to home runs, hitting 75 this season. Boston ranks in the top half with 92.
Ranking 21st, Los Angeles is near the bottom of the league in walks, notching 224 this season. Boston ranks in the top 10 at sixth with 277.
When the Red Sox hit at least one home run, they are 32-26. When the Angels hit at least one homer, they have a 24-26 record.