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Angels stuck in hole
Red Sox 4, Angels 1
Vlad Guerrero flies out in the first inning of the series opener. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
John Lackey was undone by a sixth-inning homer and the Angels struggled to string together hits against Boston hurlers in their playoff opener. Torii Hunter came up big in the third with an RBI single, but the Halos left eight runners on base.
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Series at a glance:
  • Wed. 10/01: BOS 4, LAA 1
  • Fri. 10/03: vs BOS, 6:37 PM PT
BOS
Boston
LAA
LA Angels
October 1, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2   4 8 1
LA Angels
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 9 1
Recap: BOS | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Angels stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 .600
Pedroia, 2B 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 .000
Ortiz, D, DH 5 0 1 1 0 1 5 .200
Youkilis, 1B 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 .250
Drew, J, RF 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Bay, LF 4 1 2 2 0 2 1 .500
Lowell, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Lowrie, SS 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 .333
Varitek, C 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000
Totals 35 4 8 4 3 6 17  

BATTING
2B: Ellsbury (1, Lackey), Bay (1, Shields, S).
HR: Bay (1, 6th inning off Lackey, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Ortiz, D; Ellsbury 4; Lowrie; Youkilis; Bay 6.
RBI: Bay 2 (2), Ellsbury (1), Ortiz, D (1).
2-out RBI: Bay 2; Ortiz, D.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Youkilis; Ortiz, D 2; Pedroia; Lowell.
SAC: Varitek.
Team RISP: 2-for-10.
Team LOB: 9.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury 2 (2, 2nd base off Lackey/Napoli, 2nd base off Shields, S/Napoli).

FIELDING
E: Lowrie (1, fielding).

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000
Anderson, G, LF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .500
Teixeira, 1B 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 .500
Guerrero, DH 4 0 2 0 0 0 3 .500
Hunter, To, CF 3 0 2 1 1 0 2 .667
Kendrick, H, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000
Napoli, C 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000
Matthews, RF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
  a-Morales, K, PH 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.000
Aybar, SS 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000
Totals 36 1 9 1 1 10 14  

a-Singled for Matthews in the 9th.

BATTING
TB: Teixeira 2; Anderson, G 2; Guerrero 2; Hunter, To 2; Morales, K.
RBI: Hunter, To (1).
2-out RBI: Hunter, To.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kendrick, H 3; Hunter, To; Figgins.
Team RISP: 1-for-7.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Matthews (1, fielding).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lester (W, 1-0) 7.0 6 1 0 1 7 0 0.00
Masterson (H, 1) 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Papelbon (S, 1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0.00
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lackey (L, 0-1) 6.2 4 2 2 3 5 1 2.70
Oliver, D 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Shields, S 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 0 18.00
Arredondo, J 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00

HBP: Lowrie (by Lackey).
Pitches-strikes: Lester 117-76, Masterson 21-14, Papelbon 13-11, Lackey 92-60, Oliver, D 13-7, Shields, S 26-19, Arredondo, J 4-2.
Groundouts-flyouts: Lester 11-1, Masterson 1-1, Papelbon 0-0, Lackey 8-4, Oliver, D 1-1, Shields, S 3-0, Arredondo, J 1-0.
Batters faced: Lester 29, Masterson 4, Papelbon 4, Lackey 29, Oliver, D 3, Shields, S 7, Arredondo, J 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Oliver, D 2-0, Arredondo, J 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim Welke. 1B: Bill Miller. 2B: Kerwin Danley. 3B: Ed Rapuano. LF: Tim Tschida. RF: Marty Foster.
Weather: 81 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to RF.
T: 3:14.
Att: 44,996.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
October 1, 2008
October 1, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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