It was Bobby Dalbeck’s turn to win, and now the Red Sox have won seven in a row

The game was goal-free for the first five rounds until the Red Sox came to the plate at the top of the sixth inning when Bobby Dalbec snatched the RBI double from Angels assistant Jimmy Herget to score for Alex Verdugo.

“I was trying to stay inside something,” Dalbec said afterwards. “In the at-bat before I kind of dragged on the heater. So, I was trying to stay inside something, and whatever happens, it happens.”

The Sox proved to be all the production the Sox needed to improve to a season high with three games over .500 (30-27).

Hergit Zander hit Bogarts and Trevor Storey to start Game Six. But Verdugo negotiated a two-walk, scoring all the way from the start on a Dalbec double down the right field line that hugged the right field wall. Verdugo’s goal marks the second time he’s scored from the start to determine this week’s game. The first time came on Monday when he scored on Cristian Vazquez’s streak driving to the left of center. The Sox also won that match 1-0.

It’s about your secondary potential clients, and being in a good position to run. Because I’m running, it’s not a thing to take for granted, and I try to be direct and cut my ways as best I can,” Verdogo said.

The Sox gave Raphael DeVerse a break for Wednesday’s game. Dalbec played third base, and Vazquez was starting for only the eighth time in his career and the first time this season. Devers scored .342/.374/.603 with the team’s 12 lead, and his lack of him in the Sox lineup certainly showed up early on.

The Sox didn’t have many answers for left-handed rookie Red Dettmers, who, despite throwing only 4 runs, only allowed 3 strokes and didn’t run.

The Sox chased Detmers in the fifth inning, though. Kevin Plawecki is a knockout. Next, Jackie Bradley Jr. got into the force. Christian Arroyo doubled to the left, putting the runners second and third by just one difference.

Alex Verdugo refers to Bobby Dalbeck after he scored in Dalbeck’s sixth-half double on Wednesday night in Anaheim.Ashley Landis/The Associated Press

Angels interim manager Phil Nevin went to his office and summoned Archie Bradley, who caused the Vazquez player to pick and hit JD Martinez to end the threat.

On the flip side, Nate Eovaldi put in another strong showing for the Red Sox, working five goal-free rounds and hitting six while hitting five.

The Sox has held a 1.03 afternoon turnover over the last seven starts heading into Wednesday, keeping opponents at 0.170 on average.

However, Evaldi’s pace was low on the four-seater fastball due to a tight groin, which he initially felt on Tuesday.

“I felt like I couldn’t stand it in my ass, where I get all my strength,” Ivaldi said after Wednesday’s start. “I feel like I’m getting my strength from my legs. I felt bad when I tried to load in it. I wanted to stay in the game. I felt good.”

Evaldi’s normally average speed is 96.7 mph, but on Wednesday night, the speedball’s average speed was 94 mph. Likewise, the speed on the splitter and ball bender was less than two miles per hour. It was Eovaldi’s lowest speed since 2012 when I had the right four poles off with an average velocity ball of 94 mph or less.

“He was fighting the whole game and he kept pushing to be on the outside,” said coach Alex Cora. “He played well. He gave us five goalless rounds, things weren’t great but he did a good job.”

The bulls followed Eovaldi’s performance with a show of their own. In the last two games, the bulls’ nesters have combined for 10 rounds, allowing only one run.

“Excellent,” Cora said of the farm. “They’ve been throwing the ball really well for a while. Overall, the last three weeks have been amazing. So, another big win.”


Julian McWilliams can be reached at julian.mcwilliams@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter Tweet embed.

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