Jose Offerman hit an RBI double off Anaheim's closer with two outs in the eighth inning Saturday, giving the Red Sox a 7-6 win over the Angels.
On Friday night, Troy O'Leary's two-run double off Percival in the eighth gave Boston a 4-3 win.
"No question," Offerman said. "There's no other pitch you can expect from him."
"He's tough," Red Sox manager Jimy Williams said of Percival. "Offerman got a big hit."
Boston, which began the day tied with Oakland for the AL wild-card lead, is 8-1 against the Angels this season. Anaheim has lost six of its last seven.
"Any time you walk a guy with two outs, usually nothing good happens," Pote said.
Angels manager Terry Collins didn't blame Percival for the loss. The Anaheim closer has converted 26 of 31 save chances this season.
"He's our go-to guy," Collins said. "You go to him because you don't know if there's going to be a ninth inning."
The last-place Angels are 26 games below .500 (51-77) for the first time since the last day of the 1980 season.
The Angels scored four runs to take a 4-1 lead in the third before the Red Sox came back with four in the bottom half.
Nixon added an RBI single in the sixth.
The Red Sox moved ahead 1-0 in the first on Nomar Garciaparra's run-scoring groundout.
"I kept us in the game as long as I could," Wakefield said. "We were fortunate to score that run in the bottom of the eighth."
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