Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Lackey's 8.1 No-Hitter: Angels 6, Red Sox 2
The Angels offense took advantage of a wobbly Clay Buchholz, scratching out a couple runs in the third on Alex Cora's fielding error of Chone Figgins' grounder, and a bases-loaded walk. GA got two more in the fourth, picking up Torii Hunter with a home run to right. Finally, the squad picked up a couple in typical Angel fashion in the seventh, with a Howie Kendrick sac fly and a scoring infield single.
Coming on the heels of a pretty sizeable earthquake, and the Teixeira trade, it was pretty amazing. The Angels finish the day 66-40, the best record in baseball (still) and own a twelve game lead in the division, the largest lead in franchise history. Update: Back to 11.5 games after an 11-10 Texas win over Seattle.