Boston 7, LA Angels 5
Preview - Box Score - Recap - Series Breakdown

(95-67)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 7 14 0
LA Angels 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 5 11 2
WP: J. Papelbon (1-0)
LP: F. Rodriguez (0-1)
(100-62)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Boston
- J.D. Drew doubled to right center, D. Ortiz scored, K. Youkilis to third
- J. Bay homered to deep center, J.D. Drew and K. Youkilis scored
Bot 1st: LA Angels
- T. Hunter singled to center, M. Teixeira scored, V. Guerrero to third
Top 4th: Boston
- J. Ellsbury doubled to right, A. Cora scored
Bot 4th: LA Angels
- C. Figgins singled to left, J. Rivera scored, J. Mathis to third
Bot 5th: LA Angels
- T. Hunter singled to left, M. Teixeira scored, V. Guerrero to second
Bot 7th: LA Angels
- M. Napoli walked, M. Teixeira scored, V. Guerrero to third, J. Rivera to second
Bot 8th: LA Angels
- M. Teixeira hit sacrifice fly to center, C. Figgins scored
Top 9th: Boston
- J.D. Drew homered to deep center, C. Crisp scored
 Boston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
J. Ellsbury cf 4 0 1 1 1 1 4 .444
D. Pedroia 2b 5 0 0 0 0 1 6 .000
D. Ortiz dh 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 .300
    C. Crisp pr-dh 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
K. Youkilis 3b 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 .222
J.D. Drew rf 5 2 3 3 0 1 0 .333
J. Bay lf 5 1 3 3 0 0 0 .556
M. Kotsay 1b 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 .400
J. Varitek c 5 0 1 0 0 0 3 .125
A. Cora ss 3 1 1 0 1 1 0 .333
 Totals 42 7 14 7 2 5 17  
 Batting
2B - J Drew (1, E Santana); A Cora (1, E Santana); J Ellsbury (2, E Santana); D Ortiz (1, F Rodriguez).
HR - J Bay (2, 1st inning off E Santana 2 on, 2 Out), J Drew (1, 9th inning off F Rodriguez 1 on, 1 Out).
RBI - J Drew 3 (3), J Bay 3 (5), J Ellsbury (2).
2-out RBI - J Drew, J Bay 3, J Ellsbury.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Kotsay 1, D Pedroia 4.
GIDP - J Varitek.
Team LOB - 10.
 Base Running
SB - J Ellsbury (3, 2nd base off F Rodriguez/M Napoli).
 LA Angels
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Series Avg 
C. Figgins 3b 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 .200
G. Anderson lf 5 0 0 0 0 1 3 .222
M. Teixeira 1b 3 3 3 1 1 0 0 .714
V. Guerrero dh 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 .625
T. Hunter cf 5 0 2 2 0 0 3 .500
J. Rivera rf 2 1 0 0 2 1 4 .000
    R. Willits pr-rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
    G. Matthews Jr. ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
H. Kendrick 2b 5 0 0 0 0 4 5 .000
J. Mathis c 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 .500
    K. Morales ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .500
    M. Napoli c 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000
E. Aybar ss 4 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000
 Totals 37 5 11 5 5 8 20  
 Batting
3B - C Figgins (1, J Masterson).
SF - M Teixeira.
RBI - T Hunter 2 (3), C Figgins (1), M Napoli (1), M Teixeira (1).
2-out RBI - T Hunter, C Figgins, M Napoli.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Rivera 1, G Anderson 1, T Hunter 1, E Aybar 2, K Morales 1.
Team LOB - 11.
 Fielding
E - E Aybar (1, ground ball); T Hunter (1, line drive).
DP - 1 (H Kendrick-E Aybar-M Teixeira).
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
D. Matsuzaka 5.0 8 3 3 3 5 0 5.40
H. Okajima (H, 1) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 9.00
J. Masterson (H, 2) 1.0 1 1 1 2 2 0 4.50
J. Papelbon (W, 1-0; BS, 1) 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 LA Angels
  IP H R ER BB K HR Series ERA 
E. Santana 5.1 8 5 5 0 3 1 8.44
J. Arredondo 1.2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0.00
S. Shields 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0 10.80
F. Rodriguez (L, 0-1) 1.1 4 2 2 0 0 1 13.50
Pitches-strikes - D Matsuzaka 108-67; H Okajima 28-16; J Masterson 21-11; J Papelbon 21-15; E Santana 98-65; J Arredondo 31-18; S Shields 10-6; F Rodriguez 23-15.
Ground balls-fly balls - D Matsuzaka 4-6; H Okajima 1-2; J Masterson 0-1; J Papelbon 1-4; E Santana 5-8; J Arredondo 1-3; S Shields 1-0; F Rodriguez 4-0.
Batters faced - D Matsuzaka 26; H Okajima 5; J Masterson 6; J Papelbon 6; E Santana 26; J Arredondo 8; S Shields 3; F Rodriguez 7.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Bill Miller. 1B--Kerwin Danley. 2B--Ed Rapuano. 3B--Tim Tschida. LF--Marty Foster. RF--Bill Welke.
Time: 3:51.
Attendance: 45,354.
Weather: 67 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 7 mph, out to center.

Updated on Saturday, Oct 4, 2008 1:29 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Boston
J.D. Drew J.D. Drew
3-5, 1 HR
3 RBI
 LA Angels
M. Teixeira Mark Teixeira
3-3
1 RBI
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