Ryan Kalish, Jed Lowrie, and Lars Anderson are among the youngsters getting an extended stretch of games to show their potential as the 2010 season winds down.
After disappointing outcomes in Oakland and Seattle, Boston renewed its dominance over Anaheim to end its 10-game road trip.
Boston looks to keep up its playoff success against Anaheim.
This past week, the Sox got healthier but did not keep up its winning ways.
Smoltz has mixed results in his BoSox debut, while Beckett and Ortiz are locked in and Mike Lowell's hip locks up.
One pitcher is out, another is coming in, and in the meantime all the Sox can do lately is win.