Another inning, another poor showing for the Red Sox offense, which picked up just one more hit in the fifth.
The hit came off the bat of Carl Crawford, who sent a sharp ground ball past a diving Elvis Andrus. That’s three hits in the game now, so they’ve at least reached the Tampa Bay plateau.
Erik Bedard made quick work of the Angels in the bottom of the frame, needing just seven pitches to pick up a strikeout and a pair of flies. But it won’t matter how well Bedard pitches if the Sox can’t score some runs.