Schilling Returns From DL, Loses

Red Sox drop a strange one to the Angels, 4-2, on light-hitting infielder's solo shot
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Aug 7, 2007 7:09 AM CDT
Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling reacts in the dugout after giving up a homer and a double against the Los Angeles Angels in the seventh inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Monday, Aug....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – In Curt Schilling's first start since a stint on the DL, the righty gave up four runs in six frames, including a go-ahead solo shot by the 5'8", 165-pound Maicer Izturis. It was Izturis's third home run of the year. Schilling's opposite number, Jered Weaver, yielded only Kevin Youkilis's two-run shot in the third, and the bullpen preserved the 4-2 win.

The Halos got their insurance run on a rare play in which rookie Jeff Mathis bolted home from third on a sacrifice fly that had not been caught yet; left fielder Brandon Moss had bobbled the ball, but the umpire ruled that the runner could leave on initial contact. Moss replaced Manny Ramirez after the mercurial slugger was ejected.