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Bay homers twice as Red Sox hold off Angels

JASON Bay smashed two home runs to help the Boston Red Sox hold off the Los Angeles Angels 5-4 on Saturday.

Bay put the Red Sox ahead to stay at 4-3 with a two-run homer in the seventh, then hit a solo-shot in the ninth.

"Thankfully, we get the tack-on run or we're probably still playing," Red Sox manager Terry Francona told reporters.

Los Angeles pulled within 5-4 on Torii Hunter's leadoff homer in the bottom of the ninth and had the bases loaded when Howie Kendrick flied out to right to end the game.

Mike Lowell also hit a two-run homer for the Red Sox, who ended a three-game losing streak.

The game was the second for the Angels since the death of pitcher Nick Adenhart in a car crash on Thursday. The Angels beat the Red Sox 6-3 on Friday following a tribute to Adenhart.

Elsewhere in the American League, it was: Blue Jays 5, Indians 4; Tigers 4, Rangers 3; Mariners 8, Athletics 5; White Sox 8, Twins 0; Orioles 6, Rays 0; and Yankees 6, Royals 1.

In the National League, it was: Pirates 10, Reds 2; Cardinals 11, Astros 2; Mets 8, Marlins 4; Cubs 6, Brewers 5; Braves 5, Nationals 3; Phillies 8, Rockies 4; Dodgers 11, Diamondbacks 2; and Padres 6, Giants 3.

In Los Angeles, Mike Napoli hit two solo home runs for the Angels in the third and fifth innings. Their other run came from a ground out in the first.

Brad Penny, making his AL debut, was credited with the win. The former Dodgers pitcher went six innings, giving up five hits and three runs. He struck out two and walked two.

Jonathan Papelbon earned the save despite struggling in the ninth. He gave up a double to Kendry Morales after the home run to Hunter and walked Napoli with one out. Erick Aybar struck out before Chone Figgins walked to load the bases. Kendrick then hit seven foul balls on a 0-2 count before flying out.

"After the fifth or sixth or seventh one, I was kind of giggling out there," Papelbon said. "It was kind of one of those moments where you're like, 'Man, how many more foul balls is this guy going to hit?' It was dramatic and fun and intense."

Joe Saunders took the loss, pitching seven innings. He gave up seven hits and four runs.


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