Red Sox fall to Angels in 5-4 in extras, split series

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BOSTON - After winning the first two games on Thursday and Friday against the Angels, the Red Sox appeared poised to come away from the four-game weekend set with a series win.

Not so fast.

The Sox wrapped up a disappointing weekend by losing on Sunday 5-4 in 10 innings. That followed Saturday's 12-4 defeat.

Andrew Cashner put the Sox in a hole right away, lasting just 1 2/3 innings before being pulled from the game. He gave up three runs on three hits and walked five men.

The Red Sox bullpen managed to keep the Angels scoreless until the eighth inning, when Matt Barnes failed to hold a 4-3 lead by serving up a solo home run to Kole Calhoun.

The Angels pushed across the eventual winning run in the 10th inning when Anthony Bemboom knocked a RBI single off Ryan Weber, the seventh Boston pitcher of the day.

The Boston bats struggled in key moments, going 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position and stranding nine men on base.

Jackie Bradley walked in a run in the second inning, but the Sox left the bases loaded when second baseman Chris Owings, fresh up from Pawtucket, struck out to end the frame.

Christian Vazquez hit a two-run homer in the fourth and Rafael Devers scored on a passed ball in the fifth.

The Sox now head to Cleveland where they will open up a series with the Indians Monday night.