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lannetta’s double in ninth lifts Angels over Red Sox

  • Los Angeles Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun makes a leaping catch of a deep fly ball by Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt in the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Los Angeles Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun makes a leaping catch of a deep fly ball by Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt in the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver delivers to the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver delivers to the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Allen Webster delivers to the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Allen Webster delivers to the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli stretches for the ball as Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols (5) is safe with an RBI single in the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli stretches for the ball as Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols (5) is safe with an RBI single in the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara reacts as he gives up an RBI double to Los Angeles Angels' Chris Iannetta in the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara reacts as he gives up an RBI double to Los Angeles Angels' Chris Iannetta in the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Los Angeles Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun makes a leaping catch of a deep fly ball by Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt in the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Los Angeles Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun makes a leaping catch of a deep fly ball by Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt in the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara reacts as he gives up an RBI double to Los Angeles Angels' Chris Iannetta in the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

    Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara reacts as he gives up an RBI double to Los Angeles Angels' Chris Iannetta in the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

  • Los Angeles Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun makes a leaping catch of a deep fly ball by Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt in the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver delivers to the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Allen Webster delivers to the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli stretches for the ball as Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols (5) is safe with an RBI single in the third inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara reacts as he gives up an RBI double to Los Angeles Angels' Chris Iannetta in the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Los Angeles Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun makes a leaping catch of a deep fly ball by Boston Red Sox's Brock Holt in the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
  • Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Koji Uehara reacts as he gives up an RBI double to Los Angeles Angels' Chris Iannetta in the ninth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON – Chris Iannetta hit his second double of the game, a tiebreaking drive in the ninth inning off Red Sox closer Koji Uehara that sent the Los Angeles Angels over Boston, 4-3, last night.

Brennan Boesch had a ground-rule double with two outs off Uehara (5-3) for the Angels’ first hit since the fourth. Iannetta then lined a double off the left-field wall, just above the leap of Daniel Nava.

Joe Smith (5-1) got the win for the AL West leaders and Huston Street recorded his 34th save.

Angels right fielder Kole Calhoun made a sensational, leaping catch to rob Brock Holt of a three-run homer in the second. Calhoun made the grab at the low fence in front of his team’s bullpen to end the inning.

David Ortiz hit his 29th homer, a solo shot in the Boston first that increased his major league-leading total to 91 RBI.

The Angels took a 3-1 lead in the third with four consecutive hits, starting with a double by Iannetta. The next three hits all drove in runs – a single by Calhoun, a triple by Mike Trout and a single by Albert Pujols.

Pujols originally was ruled out for the second out of the inning on Will Middlebrooks’s throw after the third baseman’s diving backhand stop. The call was overturned on replay, but Trout would have scored anyway on his headfirst slide into home.

Jered Weaver’s wildness led to Boston’s next two runs that tied it at 3 after six innings.

In the fifth, Dustin Pedroia singled, Ortiz walked and both advanced on a wild pitch. Pedroia scored on Mike Napoli’s groundout.

Xander Bogaerts began the sixth with a walk, took third on a single by Christian Vazquez and scored on a sacrifice fly by Holt.

Trainer’s room

Red Sox: Middlebrooks left the game in the fourth with right hamstring tightness. Kelly Johnson pinch-ran after Middlebrooks was hurt while beating out a grounder to shortstop for a single.

∎ Catcher David Ross is expected to be activated today after going on the disabled list with right plantar fasciitis.

Angels: LHP Joe Thatcher isn’t expected to return from the disabled list as hoped by Friday for the start of a three-game series with Oakland. He has been sidelined since Aug. 3 with a sprained left ankle.

Up next

Red Sox: RHP Clay Buchholz (5-7, 5.79) pitches in the third game of the series tonight. He has a 3.00 ERA in his last two starts after a 9.00 ERA in his previous four, a stretch that followed an 11-0 complete-game win over Houston.

Angels: RHP Garrett Richards (13-4, 2.53) has won his last three games, including a complete-game shutout against the Los Angeles Dodgers and a 5-4 victory over the Red Sox.

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