ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning, Rubby De La Rosa pitched five-hit ball into the eighth and the Boston Red Sox bounced back from a 19-inning loss with a 3-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.

The teams returned just 12 hours after the longest game in the majors this season, a 6 1/2-hour epic won 5-4 by the Angels on Albert Pujols' homer well after midnight.

Mike Trout homered in the eighth for the Angels (68-49), who still have the majors' second-best record despite losing five of six.

Cespedes broke open a scoreless game with his first homer for the defending World Series champions, driving a pitch from Joe Smith (4-1) into the Boston bullpen in left.

Smith has been outstanding for the Angels, but Cespedes has either scored or driven in seven of the 14 runs he has allowed this season. Smith hadn't allowed a run in 23 straight appearances over 23 2-3 innings before the former Oakland slugger connected.

Brock Holt started the rally by reaching base on Efren Navarro's error.

Boston took two of three from the powerful Angels, winning its first series in three weeks.

Koji Uehara pitched the ninth for his 25th save, striking out pinch-hitter Josh Hamilton with a runner on.

Both depleted teams needed strong starts on a hot day at Angel Stadium, and both pitchers came through.


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