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  • Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney delivers during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney delivers during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney walks off the mound as Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez rounds the bases on a three-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney walks off the mound as Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez rounds the bases on a three-run home run during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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  • Boston Red Sox’s Eduardo Nunez, right, is congratulated by Sandy Leon after his solo home run off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox’s Eduardo Nunez, right, is congratulated by Sandy Leon after his solo home run off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • A fan covers her face with a Boston Red Sox publication as others try to catch a home run hit by Red Sox’s Eduardo Nunez during the second inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    A fan covers her face with a Boston Red Sox publication as others try to catch a home run hit by Red Sox’s Eduardo Nunez during the second inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello delivers during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello delivers during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney delivers during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney delivers during the first inning of the team’s baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox’s Sandy Leon, right, points upward as he crosses home plate on a two-run home run off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. At left is Angels catcher Martin Maldonado. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox’s Sandy Leon, right, points upward as he crosses home plate on a two-run home run off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. At left is Angels catcher Martin Maldonado. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Los Angeles Angels left fielder Justin Upton walks back to his position after the Boston Red Sox scored six runs on three home runs during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Los Angeles Angels left fielder Justin Upton walks back to his position after the Boston Red Sox scored six runs on three home runs during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Los Angeles Angels second baseman Ian Kinsler (3) is congratulated by Mike Trout, right, after his solo home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Los Angeles Angels second baseman Ian Kinsler (3) is congratulated by Mike Trout, right, after his solo home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox’s Eduardo Nunez, left, tries unsuccessfully to outrun a tag by Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols (5) on a ground out during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox’s Eduardo Nunez, left, tries unsuccessfully to outrun a tag by Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols (5) on a ground out during the fifth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • BOSTON, MA – JUNE 27:  Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels pirates in the first inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

    BOSTON, MA – JUNE 27: Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels pirates in the first inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

  • BOSTON, MA – JUNE 27:  Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels returns to the dugout after he is taken out of the game in the fourth inning of a matchup against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

    BOSTON, MA – JUNE 27: Andrew Heaney #28 of the Los Angeles Angels returns to the dugout after he is taken out of the game in the fourth inning of a matchup against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

  • Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello heads to the clubhouse after being taken out of the game after giving up a three-run home run to Los Angeles Angels’ Martin Maldonado during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello heads to the clubhouse after being taken out of the game after giving up a three-run home run to Los Angeles Angels’ Martin Maldonado during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado, right, celebrates with Andrelton Simmons, center, and Kole Calhoun after his three-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Los Angeles Angels catcher Martin Maldonado, right, celebrates with Andrelton Simmons, center, and Kole Calhoun after his three-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Martin Maldonado (12) is congratulated after his three-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Martin Maldonado (12) is congratulated after his three-run home run off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Rick Porcello during the sixth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox’s Sandy Leon follows through on an RBI single during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox’s Sandy Leon follows through on an RBI single during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Los Angeles Angels’ Luis Valbuena tosses his batting helmet after striking out to Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel with the bases loaded to end the top of the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Los Angeles Angels’ Luis Valbuena tosses his batting helmet after striking out to Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel with the bases loaded to end the top of the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel yells after striking out Los Angeles Angels’ Luis Valbuena with the bases loaded to end the top of the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox relief pitcher Craig Kimbrel yells after striking out Los Angeles Angels’ Luis Valbuena with the bases loaded to end the top of the eighth inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston Red Sox’s Eduardo Nunez scores on a double by Rafael Devers during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Boston Red Sox’s Eduardo Nunez scores on a double by Rafael Devers during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • Boston’s Eduardo Nunez slides home with the go-ahead run past Angels catcher Martin Maldonado during the seventh inning of Wednesday’s game at Fenway Park. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

    Boston’s Eduardo Nunez slides home with the go-ahead run past Angels catcher Martin Maldonado during the seventh inning of Wednesday’s game at Fenway Park. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

  • CORRECTS TO J.D. MARTINEZ, INSTEAD OF J.D. DREW – Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez is embraced by Brock Holt (12) after belting a three-run home run off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    CORRECTS TO J.D. MARTINEZ, INSTEAD OF J.D. DREW – Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez is embraced by Brock Holt (12) after belting a three-run home run off Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney during the second inning of a baseball game at Fenway Park in Boston, Wednesday, June 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

  • BOSTON, MA – JUNE 27:  Andrelton Simmons #2 of the Los Angeles Angels turns a double play over the slide of Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of a game at Fenway Park on June 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

    BOSTON, MA – JUNE 27: Andrelton Simmons #2 of the Los Angeles Angels turns a double play over the slide of Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox in the first inning of a game at Fenway Park on June 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

  • BOSTON, MA – JUNE 27:  Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox misplays a ball off of the right outfield wall in the third inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park on June 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

    BOSTON, MA – JUNE 27: Mookie Betts #50 of the Boston Red Sox misplays a ball off of the right outfield wall in the third inning of a game against the Los Angeles Angels at Fenway Park on June 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

  • BOSTON, MA – JUNE 27:  Martin Maldonado #12 high fives Andrelton Simmons #2 of the Los Angeles Angels after hitting a three run home run in the sixth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

    BOSTON, MA – JUNE 27: Martin Maldonado #12 high fives Andrelton Simmons #2 of the Los Angeles Angels after hitting a three run home run in the sixth inning of a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on June 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

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BOSTON — The Angels finally showed some life against the Boston Red Sox, with a stirring rally from an early six-run deficit.

In the end, though, they lost again.

Just after the Angels had completed the comeback to tie the score in the top of the seventh, they gave up two runs in the bottom of the inning on their way to a 9-6 loss on Wednesday night.

Although this one wasn’t as ugly on the scoreboard as the others, there was a disturbing end. Rookie right-hander Jake Jewell suffered a gruesome ankle injury when he slid awkwardly covering the plate in the eighth inning. He was taken off the field on a stretcher. There was no immediate word on the exact injury.

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The Angels have lost five in a row – not holding a lead in any of them – to fall to 41-40 at the season’s midpoint.

The Angels have now lost all five of their games against Boston, with one to go on Thursday, but this one followed a decidedly different script.

Outscored 36-4 by the Red Sox in the first four games, the Angels fell behind 6-0 when the Red Sox hit three homers against Andrew Heaney in the second inning.

This time, though, the Angels made a game of it, getting one back on an Ian Kinsler homer in the fifth, three on a Martín Maldonado homer in the sixth and two in the seventh, with the help of a Boston error.

After Joe Kelly snagged a comebacker that should have been an inning-ending double play, he fired the ball into center field to allow a run. Andrelton Simmons’ double then tied the score.

The Angels had a chance to take the lead, but Kole Calhoun and Maldonado both struck out with runners at second and third.

José Álvarez then took the mound in the bottom of the inning. He got the first two outs before walking Eduardo Nuñez. Rafael Devers then launched a double off the center field wall, putting Boston back on top. Sandy Leon’s single added an insurance run.

The Angels threatened again in the eighth, loading the bases on two walks and an error. Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel struck out Luis Valbuena to end the inning.

Although Kimbrel then worked a scoreless ninth to send the Angels to another loss, at least they could take some solace in forcing the Red Sox to use him.

Early, it looked like the Red Sox would win another blowout.

Heaney got through the first inning without allowing a run, which was actually a first for the Angels against the Red Sox this year.

In the second, though, Heaney left a sinker over the middle of the plate and Nuñez hit it over the center field fence. Devers then singled, followed by Sandy Leon yanking a 3-and-1 sinker over the Green Monster, for a two-run homer.

An out later, Heaney walked Mookie Betts, gave up a single to Andrew Benintendi and then hung a changeup to J.D. Martinez, who crushed it for a three-run homer.

Heaney lasted into the fourth, and relievers Hansel Robles, Cam Bedrosian and Justin Anderson all had scoreless outings to give the Angels a chance to come back.

More to come on this story.

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