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Can Red Sox win with both Beckett and Lowell ailing?

Originally Published: September 29, 2008
By Tim Kurkjian | ESPN The Magazine

Now this is a hard one. The Angels beat the Red Sox eight times in nine games this season, outscoring them 61-33. And yet, the Red Sox swept the Angels out of the playoffs in 2004 and 2007, winning six straight games by a combined score of 44-16.

Maybe none of this means anything, maybe it was too long ago, maybe so much has changed since the two teams last played in late July. Still, it makes a fascinating series even harder to pick.

Anyway, here are five questions heading ...

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