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Game 109: July 30, 2008 Angels 9 W: Joe Saunders (14-5) 67-40, 3 game winning streak Red Sox 2 L: Josh Beckett (9-8) 61-48, 2 game losing streak Highlights: The Angels firmly entrenched themselves as the class of the American League with their sweep of the Red Sox while on the road. In the rush of activity and emotions around the trading deadline I didn’t realize I forgot to post about this game.Teams love to unveil their new acquisitions at Fenway. The Yankees did so with Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte on July 26 and the Angels followed suit by placing Mark Teixeira in the in the three-hole. The switch-hitting slugger was 0-4 with two strikeouts and a walk, but his addition will further strengthen the AL West titans.The Red Sox played the field like a troupe of clowns but without the facepaint or joviality. J.D. Drew was charged with an error in the fourth on his throw to home on Garret Anderson’s single, but perhaps the fault should be laid at the feet of Josh Beckett, who failed to back up home plate.The sixth inning was like an interpretive dance of the turmoil surrounding Manny Ramirez. The Red...


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