Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Mike Trout tied the game with a broken-bat RBI single, and Torii Hunter capped the two-run rally in the bottom of the ninth inning with a sacrifice fly, as the Los Angeles Angels edged the Boston Red Sox, 6-5, to start a three-game series.
The Red Sox were in line to extend their winning streak in Anaheim to eight games, but Alfredo Aceves (2-9), who returned from a team-imposed three-game suspension, blew the save opportunity.
Erick Aybar was nicked by a pitch with one out and stole second before pinch- hitter Alberto Callaspo walked.
Trout, who homered earlier in the game to become the first MLB rookie with 25 homers and 40 steals, broke his bat on a single up the middle, just past a diving Dustin Pedroia. Aybar scored easily, and Hunter followed with a deep fly ball to center field, and Callaspo trotted home as the Angels beat Boston for a sixth straight time.
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