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Angels hold off Red Sox in victory (1:17)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

No apples-to-apples recent Red Sox precedent for calling up Rafael Devers to play regularly in heat of pennant race. Andrew Benintendi was two years older and came from a college program when he got called up last year. Even in 2013, Xander Bogaerts wasn't called up to play every day. "I think not playing on a regular basis was a good thing for me," Bogaerts said. "I was able to watch the game, enjoy the game as a bench player. ... This guy maybe's got to play every day again."

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Red Sox calling up top 3B prospect Devers

Third baseman Rafael Devers, ranked No. 3 on Keith Law's midseason rankings of MLB's Top 50 prospects, has been promoted from Triple-A Pawtucket, according to Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

As much as anything, lack of appealing third-base trade candidates prompted decision to call up Rafael Devers. "Our people said, 'Well, why would you try that [trade]? Why don't you try him?'" Dave Dombrowski said. "He's in a position, we think he can do it. The request for some of the guys that would be minimally better for us have been very large, and so we think that he gives us as good a chance as anybody we've had a chance to acquire -- for third base."

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox will call up Rafael Devers.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels 3, Red Sox 2: A team that craves for more offense, particularly at third base, lost on a home run by the opposing third baseman. How's that for a cruel twist? Luis Valbuena went deep in the seventh inning, one of three solo homers allowed by Rick Porcello, who fell to 4-13 in a continuation of his luckless anti-Cy Young season. Hanley Ramirez homered.

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Fan catches flying bat with one hand (0:33)
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Valbuena smacks go-ahead dinger (0:31)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Including his three hits today, Red Sox top prospect Rafael Devers is 11-for-34 (.324) with one double, two homers, three walks, eight strikeouts, .378 on-base pct., .529 slugging in nine games at Triple-A Pawtucket.

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Fan gets hyped after catching Trout homer (0:20)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Quick turnaround for a day game after night game means rest for Dustin Pedroia, who is still dealing with knee soreness, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell. Pedroia has 27 RBIs in his last 21 games and is expected back in the lineup Monday night in Seattle.

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Farrell ejected in Red Sox's loss to Angels (1:01)
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Trout's foul ball takes out the camera (0:24)

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels 7, Red Sox 3: Staked to an early three-run lead, David Price couldn't make it hold up. After a run of seven strong starts, Price threw a dud, allowing four runs in the third inning and six overall in five innings. The big blow came on Andrelton Simmons' two-run homer that gave the Angels a 4-3 lead in the third inning. The Sox mustered six hits, four of which came in the first two innings. John Farrell was ejected in the fifth inning after arguing a called strikeout.

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Bunbury shines for Revs off bench - Via MLS (0:58)
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Simmons sends two-run homer over the wall (0:27)