10/06/08 3:40 AM ET
Tidbits: Angels-Red Sox Game 3
By Staff / MLB.com
Nine consecutive Red Sox postseason wins ended, dating back to a loss to the Indians in Game 4 of the 2007 American League Championship Series -- the fifth-longest playoff streak all-time.
Nine consecutive Angels losses also ended, dating back to Game 1 of the 2005 ALCS against the White Sox.
Eleven straight Red Sox postseason wins against the Angels was snapped, the most for any team against any one opponent.
Thirteen games in Division Series play with a hit by David Ortiz was snapped after he went 0-for-3. He's tied for second with the Yankees' Bernie Williams.
Fifty consecutive homerless innings by Red Sox hurlers in Division Series play was snapped with Mike Napoli's two-run homer in the third, dating back to Game 3 of the 2005 ALDS when Tim Wakefield allowed a home run to Paul Konerko.
Sixty-eight consecutive postseason innings without a home run for the Angels was snapped with Napoli's shot -- the first since Troy Glaus in Game 3 of the 2004 ALDS in Boston.
Papelbon streak rolls: With two scoreless innings, Jonathan Papelbon extended his postseason scoreless run to 19 2/3 frames in 12 games, the second-most playoff innings without allowing a run -- behind only Joe Niekro and his 20 innings.
Not Beckett's best: Josh Beckett gave up nine hits, a career postseason high, in five innings -- the shortest playoff start of his career. His four runs allowed are the most he's given up in a postseason outing since he surrendered six against the Cubs in Game 1 of the 2003 NLCS while with the Marlins.
Jacks: Napoli had the third multihomer game of the 2008 playoffs, joining Evan Longoria (Game 1 of the ALDS vs. the White Sox) and Pat Burrell (Game 4 of the NLDS vs. the Brewers). It is the 32nd time a player has hit multiple home runs in Division Series history and the 19th time it has happened in the AL. It was the fifth overall in Angels postseason history.
Big crowd: The sellout crowd of 39,067 is the largest crowd in Fenway Park history in the post-World War II era.
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