Rookie first baseman Mark Trumbo sat Monday, but should be in Tuesday's lineup. Trumbo is hitting .333 against left-handers and entered Monday leading American League rookies in homers (four), RBIs (13), total bases (41), hits (23) and runs (11). He also has a team-leading .353 average with runners in scoring position. Red Sox: Wakefield makes history
Tim Wakefield has made at least one start for Boston in each of the past 17 seasons, becoming only the eighth pitcher in history to make one or more starts in at least 17 straight seasons for the same team. On Monday, Francona said the 44-year-old pitcher could be used in the rotation again this season. "I think that's part of what we have Wake down there for," Francona said. "He gives us kind of a unique ability to throw a guy in a start, and I'm sure he probably will be making starts at some point, depending on what's going on." Bobby Abreu's RBI single with two outs in the third inning Monday broke a streak of 25 2/3 innings in which Red Sox starters had not allowed a run against the Angels. Worth noting
Tuesday night will mark the Angels' 8,000th game ... Boston outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury has an 11-game hitting streak. ... The Red Sox have won seven of their last eight against the Angels at Fenway Park.