Angels shut out Red Sox for second night in a row, 3-0


ANAHEIM -- Two days in the second half of the season, the Red Sox have yet to score a run -- much less manage a win.

The Red Sox were shut out for the second straight time Saturday night, blanked by Garrett Richards and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, 3-0.

Unlike Friday, when the Angels didn't score until two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, they got enough offense by the second inning, with the help of Pablo Sandoval and starter Rick Porcello.

Porcello walked two of the first four hitters in the inning and an error by Sandoval loaded the bases. Porcello then wild-pitched the first run home.

Kole Calhoun twice tagged Porcello for solo homers to right -- one in the third and another in the fifth.

The Red Sox, meanwhile, didn't get a baserunner to third base until the fifth when Sandoval cracked a leadoff double and advanced on a groundout to the right side for the second out.

He remained there when Ryan Hanigan grounded out to end the inning.

The only other Red Sox hit was also from Sandoval -- a single with two out in the second.

Richards retired the final 15 hitters he faced and 22 of the final 23 in registering the shutout.

In two games, the Red Sox have no runs and seven hits.

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