Lester, Red Sox Drop Finale to Angels

Jon Lester gave up five runs over eight innings as the Red Sox dropped their series finale with the Angels, 5-2. James Loney hit his first home run for Boston since coming over from the Dodgers.

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The Angels dropped the Red Sox in their series finale on Thursday night. Zack Greinke allowed two runs on five hits over seven innings while striking out seven. His counterpart Jon Lester took the loss as he gave up five runs on nine hits through eight. Albert Pujols hit an early two-run double, and Mark Trumbo and Alberto Callaspo both drove in runs as Los Angeles swept their season series with Boston for the first time, 5-2.