Bay off to hot start: Jason Bay became the first Red Sox player in history to homer in each of his first two postseason games and the 14th player in Major League history, joining Matt Holliday, who did it last season with the Rockies.
Ortiz extends ALDS hit streak: David Ortiz's single in the first inning extended his Division Series hit streak to 13 consecutive games and moved him into a tie for second place in Division Series history.
Papelbon continues playoff dominance: Jonathan Papelbon has worked 17 scoreless innings in 11 career playoff appearances, and only Joe Niekro with 20 innings without a run has more. Papelbon retired all six batters he faced in Game 2, and now the entire Angels ALDS roster is just 2-for-48 against him.
Red Sox break record: The Red Sox have won 11 consecutive postseason games against the Angels, breaking the Major League record.
Boston dominance: Dating to the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 1986 American League Championship Series, the Angels have led in just seven of the past 94 playoff innings against the Red Sox.
Rock bottom: The bottom four batters in the Angels' lineup were 1-for-15 in Game 2 and stranded 17 runners on base.
Don't call it a comeback: The four-run deficit the Angels overcame matched a season high, but unlike in like the previous three instances this season, the Halos lost.
Hot Hunter: Torii Hunter has driven in three of the Angels' six runs this postseason and has hit safely in nine of his past 10 postseason games, batting .400 (16-for-40).
No experience, no problem: Mark Teixeira has had multihit efforts in his first two postseason games and has reached base safely in six of his eight plate appearances in the series.
Vlad finding stroke: Vladimir Guerrero is 5-for-8 this series after batting 3-for-30 over his previous eight playoff games. But all five of his hits this series are singles.
Extra light: Chone Figgins' triple to lead off the eighth inning was the Angels' first extra-base hit of the series, as the first 19 hits were singles.
RISP woes: The Angels are batting .190 (4-for-21) with runners in scoring position during the series.
Opposite streaks: The Angels have lost nine straight playoff games, while the Red Sox have won nine consecutive playoff games to set a club record.
K-Rod's struggles: Francisco Rodriguez took the loss in Game 2 by allowing a two-run home run to J.D. Drew in the ninth inning, and he also blew Game 2 of the ALDS last year, giving up a three-run walk-off homer to Manny Ramirez.
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