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Angels break through
Angels 5, Red Sox 4
Mike Napoli is met by Vlad Guerrero after ripping a two-run homer. (Elsa/Getty Images)
Mike Napoli homered twice and Erick Aybar broke a deadlock with a 12th-inning single to help the Angels snap an 11-game postseason losing streak against the Red Sox. Five relievers combined to blank Boston and keep the Halos alive.
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Red Sox win series, 3-1
Game Matchup Day Date Time ET TV
Gm 1 BOS 4 @ LAA 1 Wed Oct. 1    
Gm 2 BOS 7 @ LAA 5 Fri Oct. 3    
Gm 3 LAA 5 @ BOS 4 Sun Oct. 5    
Gm 4 LAA 2 @ BOS 3 Mon Oct. 6    
LAA
LA Angels
BOS
Boston
October 5, 2008
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LA Angels
1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1   5 16 0
Boston
0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   4 7 0
Recap: LAA | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Red Sox stats
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 7 1 3 0 0 3 2 .294
Anderson, G, LF 6 0 1 0 1 2 2 .200
Teixeira, 1B 6 0 2 0 1 1 5 .538
Guerrero, DH 4 1 2 0 2 1 1 .583
Hunter, To, CF 6 0 2 0 0 2 6 .429
Rivera, J, RF 3 0 0 1 1 1 1 .000
  Willits, RF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Morales, K, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333
  Matthews, RF 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Napoli, C 5 3 3 3 0 0 3 .333
Kendrick, H, 2B 5 0 2 0 0 1 0 .143
Aybar, SS 6 0 1 1 0 0 3 .071
Totals 50 5 16 5 5 12 25  

a-Grounded out for Willits in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Figgins (1, Beckett), Guerrero (1, Beckett).
HR: Napoli 2 (2, 3rd inning off Beckett, 1 on, 2 out; 5th inning off Beckett, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Figgins 4; Teixeira 2; Napoli 9; Kendrick, H 2; Anderson, G; Guerrero 3; Aybar; Hunter, To 2.
RBI: Rivera, J (1), Napoli 3 (4), Aybar (1).
2-out RBI: Rivera, J; Napoli 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Napoli 2; Teixeira 2; Hunter, To 2; Aybar; Matthews.
SAC: Kendrick, H.
Team RISP: 3-for-14.
Team LOB: 16.

BASERUNNING
SB: Figgins (1, 2nd base off Beckett/Varitek), Guerrero (1, 3rd base off Beckett/Varitek).

FIELDING
DP: (Figgins-Kendrick, H-Teixeira).

 
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, RF 5 1 2 3 1 1 1 .429
Pedroia, 2B 5 0 0 0 0 1 4 .000
Ortiz, D, DH 3 0 0 0 3 1 2 .231
Youkilis, 1B 5 0 2 1 1 1 3 .286
Bay, LF 5 0 0 0 1 2 4 .357
Lowell, 3B 4 0 0 0 1 2 3 .000
  1-Cora, PR-SS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .250
Lowrie, SS-3B 4 1 1 0 1 2 3 .286
Varitek, C 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 .182
  a-Drew, J, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .300
  Cash, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Kotsay, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333
  Ross, D, C 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Crisp, CF 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 .250
Totals 41 4 7 4 9 13 22  

a-Struck out for Varitek in the 9th. b-Struck out for Cash in the 11th.
1-Ran for Lowell in the 10th.

BATTING
2B: Ellsbury (3, Saunders, J), Youkilis (1, Saunders, J).
TB: Ellsbury 3; Lowrie; Crisp; Youkilis 3; Varitek.
RBI: Ellsbury 3 (5), Youkilis (1).
2-out RBI: Ellsbury 3; Youkilis.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell; Lowrie 2; Pedroia.
GIDP: Varitek.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Crisp (1, 2nd base off Weaver/Napoli).
CS: Ellsbury (1, 2nd base by Oliver, D/Napoli).

FIELDING
Outfield assists: Bay (Hunter, To at 2nd base).

 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Saunders, J 4.2 5 4 4 4 2 0 7.71
Arredondo, J 1.2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.00
Oliver, D 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00
Shields, S 2.1 0 0 0 0 3 0 4.50
Rodriguez, Fr 1.0 1 0 0 2 2 0 7.71
Weaver (W, 1-0) 2.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0.00
 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Beckett 5.0 9 4 4 4 6 2 7.20
Delcarmen 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Okajima 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50
Masterson 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.70
Papelbon 2.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0.00
Lopez, Jav (L, 0-1) 1.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 9.00

HBP: Napoli (by Delcarmen), Pedroia (by Saunders, J).
Pitches-strikes: Saunders, J 96-53, Arredondo, J 28-16, Oliver, D 7-3, Shields, S 28-18, Rodriguez, Fr 33-20, Weaver 34-21, Beckett 106-59, Delcarmen 25-16, Okajima 17-10, Masterson 16-9, Papelbon 31-19, Lopez, Jav 20-18.
Groundouts-flyouts: Saunders, J 6-4, Arredondo, J 1-1, Oliver, D 0-0, Shields, S 1-3, Rodriguez, Fr 0-0, Weaver 2-1, Beckett 5-2, Delcarmen 4-0, Okajima 2-0, Masterson 2-0, Papelbon 2-1, Lopez, Jav 2-0.
Batters faced: Saunders, J 23, Arredondo, J 6, Oliver, D 1, Shields, S 7, Rodriguez, Fr 6, Weaver 8, Beckett 28, Delcarmen 7, Okajima 4, Masterson 4, Papelbon 8, Lopez, Jav 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Arredondo, J 2-0, Oliver, D 1-0, Shields, S 1-0, Okajima 2-0, Masterson 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Kerwin Danley. 1B: Ed Rapuano. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Marty Foster. LF: Tim Welke. RF: Bill Miller.
Weather: 53 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 4 mph, Out to LF.
T: 5:19.
Att: 39,067.
Venue: Fenway Park.
October 5, 2008
October 5, 2008

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