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LA Angels 8, Boston 0
When: 1:35 PM ET, Thursday, May 5, 2022
Where: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
Temperature: 57°
Umpires: Home - Paul Emmel, 1B - Nestor Ceja, 2B - Bruce Dreckman, 3B - Pat Hoberg
Attendance: 29476

Jared Walsh's two-run home run broke a scoreless tie in the seventh inning and preceded a five-run eighth that lifted the Los Angeles Angels to an 8-0 win over the host Boston Red Sox on Thursday afternoon.

Walsh went 2-for-4 with four RBIs and a run scored for the Angels, who claimed the three-game series with back-to-back wins in which they outscored the Red Sox 18-5.

Shohei Ohtani (3-2) pitched seven scoreless innings and gave up six hits with 11 strikeouts without a walk. He also went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Walsh capped the big inning with a soft two-run single through a shift on the left side. His final knock came after David Fletcher and Ohtani singled and Anthony Rendon hit a soft grounder, all plating runs.

Brandon Marsh, who also had two hits and scored twice, added a solo homer in the ninth.

The game started as a classic duel between Ohtani and Boston's Rich Hill, the latter who allowed just one hit, one walk and struck out six over five scoreless frames. It was the 42-year-old lefty's longest start of the season.

Hill opened his 200th MLB start with three straight 1-2-3 innings before walking Taylor Ward to lead off the fourth and allowing a hit to Ohtani two batters later.

Ohtani made his first-ever pitching start at Fenway Park. Jackie Bradley Jr. went 2-for-3 with a double for Boston.

However, a Boston baserunner didn't reach third base until J.D. Martinez lined a one-out double to left and advanced on a ground ball in the sixth. The frame ended without any damage done thanks to shortstop Andrew Velazquez's leaping catch to deny Franchy Cordero of a two-out hit.

Walsh finally broke the scoreless deadlock in the seventh inning by golfing a two-run homer just inside Pesky's Pole. Anthony Rendon drew a one-out walk before scoring on Walsh's second long ball in as many games and just the second Angels hit of the afternoon.

Boston's Tanner Houck (2-2) was the loser, though he bounced back to retire the next two batters after Walsh's homer and struck out four in 2 1/3 innings piggybacking Hill.

An inning after Walsh's homer, the visitors more than doubled their lead by scoring three runs before Houck got pulled without recording another out.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
LA Angels   Boston
Shohei Ohtani Player Rich Hill
Win W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 5.0
11 Strikeouts 6
6 Hits 1
0.00 ERA 0.00
LA Angels   Boston
Brandon Marsh Player Jackie Bradley Jr.
2 Hits 2
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
5 TB 3
.500 Avg .667
Team Stats Summary
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
LA Angels 8 2 14 .229 9 12 8 2 0 0
Boston 6 0 8 .176 12 13 0 0 0 0