Boston 6, LA Angels 3
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(94-68)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
LA Angels 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 0
Boston 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 6 6 1
WP: J. Papelbon (1-0)
LP: J. Speier (0-1)
(96-66)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Bot 1st: Boston
- J.D. Drew singled to center, D. Ortiz and K. Youkilis scored, M. Lowell to second
Top 2nd: LA Angels
- J. Mathis grounded out to third, C. Kotchman scored, K. Morales to second
- C. Figgins doubled to left, K. Morales scored
- O. Cabrera doubled to deep center, C. Figgins scored
Bot 5th: Boston
- M. Lowell hit sacrifice fly to deep center, D. Pedroia scored
Bot 9th: Boston
- M. Ramirez homered to deep left, D. Ortiz and J. Lugo scored
 LA Angels
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
C. Figgins cf-rf 5 1 1 1 0 3 2 .222
O. Cabrera ss 4 0 1 1 1 0 1 .125
V. Guerrero rf 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286
    M. Napoli c 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
G. Anderson lf 4 0 2 0 1 0 1 .250
M. Izturis 3b 5 0 1 0 0 2 5 .125
C. Kotchman 1b 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 .000
K. Morales dh 4 1 1 0 0 1 3 .200
H. Kendrick 2b 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .286
J. Mathis c 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 .000
    J. Rivera ph 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
    R. Willits pr-cf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
 Totals 35 3 7 3 5 7 17  
 Batting
2B - C Figgins (1, D Matsuzaka); O Cabrera (1, D Matsuzaka); G Anderson (1, D Matsuzaka).
RBI - J Mathis (1), C Figgins (1), O Cabrera (1).
2-out RBI - C Figgins, O Cabrera.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Figgins 2, M Izturis 1, V Guerrero 1, O Cabrera 1, K Morales 2.
Team LOB - 11.
 Base Running
SB - M Izturis 2 (2, 2nd base off D Matsuzaka/J Varitek 2), H Kendrick 2 (2, 2nd base off J Papelbon/J Varitek, 3rd base off J Papelbon/J Varitek), R Willits (1, 2nd base off J Papelbon/J Varitek).
 
 Fielding
Outfield assists - C Figgins (C Crisp at 1st base).
DP - 1 (C Figgins-C Kotchman-H Kendrick).
 Boston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
D. Pedroia 2b 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 .111
K. Youkilis 1b 4 1 0 0 1 2 1 .250
D. Ortiz dh 1 2 1 0 4 0 0 .750
M. Ramirez lf 3 1 1 3 2 1 3 .333
M. Lowell 3b 2 0 0 1 1 0 5 .200
J.D. Drew rf 4 0 1 2 0 0 2 .286
J. Varitek c 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143
C. Crisp cf 3 0 1 0 1 1 0 .167
J. Lugo ss 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 .286
 Totals 30 6 6 6 9 7 15  
 Batting
2B - D Pedroia (1, K Escobar).
HR - M Ramirez (1, 9th inning off F Rodriguez 2 on, 2 Out).
SF - M Lowell.
RBI - J Drew 2 (2), M Lowell (2), M Ramirez 3 (3).
2-out RBI - J Drew 2, M Ramirez 3.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Varitek 1, M Lowell 1, J Drew 1, J Lugo 1.
Team LOB - 8.
 Base Running
SB - C Crisp (1, 2nd base off K Escobar/J Mathis).
 
 Fielding
E - M Lowell (1, throw).
 LA Angels
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
K. Escobar 5.0 4 3 3 5 5 0 5.40
S. Shields 2.0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0.00
J. Speier (L, 0-1) 1.1 1 1 1 0 0 0 6.75
F. Rodriguez 0.1 1 2 2 1 1 1 54.00
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
D. Matsuzaka 4.2 7 3 3 3 3 0 5.79
J. Lopez 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
M. Delcarmen 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
H. Okajima 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0.00
J. Papelbon (W, 1-0) 1.1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0.00
WP - D Matsuzaka.
IBB - D Ortiz 2 (by K Escobar, F Rodriguez).
HBP - V Guerrero (by M Delcarmen).
Pitches-strikes - K Escobar 101-60; S Shields 43-22; J Speier 12-10; F Rodriguez 10-4; D Matsuzaka 96-62; J Lopez 2-2; M Delcarmen 17-10; H Okajima 24-15; J Papelbon 29-18.
Ground balls-fly balls - K Escobar 6-4; S Shields 1-3; J Speier 3-1; F Rodriguez 0-0; D Matsuzaka 7-4; J Lopez 1-0; M Delcarmen 1-2; H Okajima 0-2; J Papelbon 0-3.
Batters faced - K Escobar 24; S Shields 8; J Speier 5; F Rodriguez 3; D Matsuzaka 24; J Lopez 1; M Delcarmen 5; H Okajima 4; J Papelbon 7.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Dan Iassogna. 1B--Brian Runge. 2B--Ted Barrett. 3B--Tim Tschida. LF--C.B. Bucknor. RF--Gary Darling.
Time: 4:05.
Attendance: 37,706.
Weather: 78 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, in from right.
Game Notes
LOS ANGELES RIGHT FIELDER VLADIMIR GUERRERO HAS LEFT THE GAME IN THE BOTTOM OF THE EIGHTH INNING WITH A BRUISED LEFT SHOULDER.

Updated on Saturday, Oct 6, 2007 5:26 am ET

 
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