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The Angels were beside themselves as home-plate umpire Rick Reed let a borderline strike go as a ball to Nick Green. The close call forced in the tying run and allowed Alex Gonzalez to drive in the winning run. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) The Boston Red Sox fell behind by two, 7-5, after the Anaheim Angels scored four two-out runs in the seventh inning. They were down, but not out–the story of the game for both teams. So, it was almost a forgone conclusion that the Red Sox would make the Angels rusty bullpen sweat and battle to regain the lead. On cue, they rallied, with a little help from the baseball gods and home-plate umpire Rick Reed. Anaheim scored the game's first three runs off Boston starter Paul Byrd, and scored the third on a home-run by the red-hot Torii Hunter tha ...

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