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McAdam: How the West was won – on the Red Sox’ second try

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It took them a while -- almost five full months -- but the Red Sox, finally, figured out how to have a successful road trip to the West Coast.

In terms of results, this one couldn't have been more different than that one.

On that one, you'll no doubt recall, the Red Sox tripped and stumbled their way from Seattle to Oakland to Arizona at the tail end of March and the first week or so of April, losing eight of the first 11. In a sense, they've been trying to overcome that pratfall ever since.

Their 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels Sunday capped another winning series and left the Red Sox 6-2 on the eight-game trek that took them to San Diego, Colorado and Anaheim.

The second time's the charm, apparently.