Thursday September 06, 2012 | 06:32 AM

The Boston Red Sox began their 9-game road trip by scoring five runs in a 6-5 loss to the Angels.

And that was the best the Boston bats could do the whole trip.

For the remaining eight games, Boston scored four runs (once), three runs (once), two runs (three times) and one run (three times).

The result: a 1-8 road trip, as the Red Sox keep moving up the board to get a better draft pick next year (see standings below).

Meanwhile, in Pawtucket, the Triple-A PawSox won Game 1 of their first playoff game, against the Triple-A Yankees, 7-4. Juan Carlos Linares, Bryce Brentz and Andy LaRoche all homered.

The bullpen threw up zeroes for four innings: Alex Wilson (2 IP, 2 K), Pedro Beato (1 1/3, 2 H, 2 K), Jose De La Torre (2/3, 2 K).

Beato came to Boston from the Mets (Kelly Shoppach), and De La Torre from the Indians (Brent Lillibridge).

This PawSox team has several former Sea Dogs, including its manager. See TODAY'S COLUMN.

Now for the standings: 

AL EAST
Yankees 77-59
Orioles 76-60 (1 back)
Rays 75-62 (2.5)

WILD CARD
A’s 76-60
Orioles 76-60
Rays 75-62 (1.5 back)
Angels 74-63 (2.5)
Tigers 73-63 (3)

FOR 2013 TOP DRAFT PICK
Astros 42-95
Cubs 51-85
Twins 56-81
Rockies 56-79
Indians 58-79
Marlins 60-77
Blue Jays 61-75
Royals 61-75
Red Sox 63-75
Padres 64-74
Mets 65-72
Seattle 67-71
Brewers 67-69
Diamondbacks 68-70

 

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