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ANAHEIM, Calif. Marcus Foligno Sabres Jersey . -- It was a surreal day for Tyler Skaggs until the Boston Red Sox spoiled his first home start in more than two years.Dustin Pedroia hit a go-ahead, three-run homer off Huston Street with two outs in the ninth inning and Xander Bogaerts followed with another home run to lead the Red Sox over the Los Angeles Angels 5-3 Sunday.Street (3-2) entered with a 3-0 lead, walked Jackie Bradley Jr. and allowed Aaron Hills single. After a pair of strikeouts, Mookie Betts singled in a run and Pedroia homered to center on a 1-0 slider as Mike Trout climbed the center-field fence in vain.Bogaerts fell behind 0-2 in the count, then homered on another slider from Street, who blew a save for the third time in 12 chances.Its been tough, its been tough to get in a groove, Street said. I felt like Id get in a groove, and then this is, like, my second back-to-back in 100 days, so it is what it is. Some seasons are a battle. I expected to get it done today, I had no reason not to.Pedroia hit his second go-ahead homer run in the ninth inning or later. The other was a tiebreaking, two-run drive off Street in the 10th inning of a 13-11 win at Colorado on June 24, 2010.The Pedroia pitch, it just wasnt very sharp, it just kind of rolled in there, Street said. The right location I wanted to throw it in, just wasnt very sharp. Then after the homer, I thought I had (Bogaerts) and I just made a mistake. It is was it is. Its a terrible day and Im frustrated by it. Only thing I can do is wake up tomorrow. I feel bad for Skaggs. Thats the thing I pretty much feel the worst about.Exactly two years to the date that Skaggs tore his ulnar collateral ligament in a start against the Baltimore Orioles, Skaggs scattered four hits over five 1/3 innings and struck out eight in his second start since returning from Tommy John surgery.Ive come a long way in those two years, Skaggs said. Im bigger, stronger and Im throwing a lot harder. Maybe its a blessing in disguise.Skaggs touched the mid-90s with his fastball and used his curveball for strikeouts. No strikeout was bigger than the last one he recorded.Im happy (Angels manager Mike Scioscia) let me go out there and get the last batter in David Ortiz, Skaggs said. Its his farewell tour, so it was nice to go out there and finish it off.Clay Buchholz (4-9) pitched three scoreless innings, and Brad Ziegler got three outs for his 20th save in 23 opportunities.Knuckleballer Steven Wright allowed his first four batters to reach but didnt allow a run thanks to two alert plays he made.Yunel Escobar tried to score from second on Trouts single but stumbled past the plate as left fielder Bryce Brentzs throw got away from catcher Ryan Hanigan. Wright picked up the ball and tagged Escobar for the innings first out.After Albert Pujols single put runners at the corners, Aldrelton Simmons struck out out as the ball bounced off Hanigans glove and went to the backstop. The catcher then threw to the plate, where Wright tagged out Kole Calhoun.Wright took a ground ball from Trout off of his left forearm in the third but remained in the game. The Angels went ahead in the fifth on Trouts RBI single, Pujols run-scoring grounder and Jefry Martes run-scoring single.Red Sox manager John Farrell was ejected in the fourth. Pedroia took a called third strike on the outside corner and began arguing with home plate umpire Gabe Morales. Farrell came out continue the argument and was ejected by crew chief Joe West a few minutes later.Do you know how quick his trigger is? He was on the verge (of being ejected), Farrell said. I was out supporting (Pedroia) and from the height of the pitch, he had every right to argue. As quick as his trigger is, (Pedroia) might have been very close. Thankfully, he comes up big in the ninth.TRAINERS ROOMAngels: INF Cliff Pennington will be activated in time for Tuesdays series opener against the Oakland Athletics. Pennington was placed on the 15-day disabled list on June 1, with a right hamstring strain. ... RHP Nick Tropeano will get another evaluation on his torn ulnar collateral ligament at home in New York. The West Islip native is still weighing conservative options before deciding whether or to have Tommy John surgery.UP NEXTRed Sox: LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (2-4) is to make his first career appearance against Seattle on Monday. In three starts since his July 16 recall, Rodriguez is 1-1 with a 3.06 ERA.Angels: RHP Matt Shoemaker (5-11) starts Tuesday against Oakland. He is 1-0 with a 0.75 ERA in three starts against the Athletics this season. Alexander Mogilny Jersey . John Tavares, Thomas Vanek and Kyle Okposo were also being counted on to slow down sizzling Rangers forward Rick Nash. That plan didnt go so well early. Josh Gorges Jersey .J. -- Pitcher Carl Pavano is retiring after 14 major league seasons. http://www.sabreshockeystore.us/Jack-Eichel-Jersey/ .ca NHL Power Rankings for the second straight week, ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Colorado Avalanche. CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- When William Byrons engine exploded less than 10 laps away from his seventh win of the season, his chance to race for the Truck Series championship blew up in a puff of white smoke.It was one of those bad breaks that happen every week at every level in auto racing. But when it happens to the most dominant driver in a series and ruins his title aspirations, it ignites a debate about the fairness -- flaws, maybe? -- of the elimination-style playoffs NASCAR now uses in all three of its series.Brad Keselowski was particularly upset about Byrons misfortune, even though Keselowski fields rival trucks. He described himself as mad and disappointed for Byron, and said the elimination format has effectively traded excellence for entertainment.Keselowski learned how harsh the system can be in 2014, its debut year at the Sprint Cup level. He won six races that year, but one bad day at Martinsville led to his elimination from the playoffs after the third round. Keselowski had been worthy of a spot in the finale, but he didnt earn one of the slots.Same goes Jeff Gordon that first year. He won four times in 2014 and should have raced for the title. Like Keselowski, he was bounced out of the third round.Joey Logano should have made the finale last year but didnt. Same goes for Matt Kenseth, who was two laps away from victory Sunday at Phoenix International Raceway until a caution created a series of events that caused him to crash. He was all but assured of a slot in this weekends finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway one moment, last in the Chase standings the next.There have been arguments about the Chase since it was first introduced in 2004. Fans felt it was contrived and that the traditional season-long point champion was the truest way to decide a title. The format has been tinkered with several times since, but its most radical adjustments came three years ago when NASCAR implemented eliminations. That format this year was brought to both the Xfinity Series and Truck Series for the first time.Every sport has upsets and underdogs. Every sport has a Cinderella story every now and then that drums up interest. NASCAR very much needed that element when it introduced the Chase, and chairman Brian France has long trumpeted the desire to have his sport in a position to creaate Game 7 moments. Zach Bogosian Sabres Jersey. .The entire country talked for days about the seventh game of the World Series and the Chicago Cubs dramatic victory. Any leader in their right mind would want that same nail-biting tension for their sport. They want to see crushing defeats, career-defining victories, magical moments.So no matter what longtime fans believe, France did the absolute right thing in creating the Chase. Yes, people claim they stopped watching NASCAR because of the Chase. They blame Brian France for turning to gimmicks over tradition, claim the Chase has ruined the sport they once loved.Well, those people are clinging to a past that is never coming back. NASCAR has plenty of problems and NASCAR does many things incorrectly, but the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship is not one of them.The Chase in its first year had five drivers eligible to win the title. It pitted teammates Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson against each other in one of the fiercest championship battles in NASCAR history. The Chase in 2011 produced a magnificent finale in which Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards ended the championship tied with Stewart getting the trophy on a tiebreaker.The elimination element has raised the pressure and forced drivers to answer the call when the season is on the line. Kevin Harvick twice won must-win races in 2014 on his way to the title, Joey Logano has done it twice this year alone, including Sunday when his victory put him in the finale.It is absolutely true that the final four drivers will not always represent the most deserving teams. Byron learned that the hard way in the Truck Series inaugural Chase. The most dominant teams dont always deliver when the pressure is at its highest; although Harvick had performed time and again when his back was against the wall, Stewart-Haas Racing couldnt come up with the dominating performance it needed Sunday for him to advance.Thats called sports, and theres nothing contrived about it.Its not always fair, but sports are the greatest reality programming out there. Anything can happen -- and did to Kenseth at Phoenix! -- and thats why we watch.---For more AP auto racing coverage: http://racing.ap.org/ Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '