10:00 PM ET, October 1, 2008
Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, California
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- No matter how much the Angels dominate Boston during the regular season, they can't beat the Red Sox in October.
Jason Bay joined a select group by hitting a homer in his playoff debut with the Red Sox. No one had done it until 1995 and Bay is the first since 2003. Here's a look:
|1995||Luis Alicea||Indians||*Hit two homers|
• Jason Bay's two-run homer powered the Red Sox to their eighth straight postseason win -- which matches the Red Sox team record, set in 2004.
• Jon Lester pitched seven innings, allowing six hits and one run (none earned). Lester is the sixth pitcher in the last 20 years to throw a no-hitter and win a postseason game in the same season, the first since Bud Smith of the Cardinals in 2001.
• The Red Sox have won 10 straight postseason games against the Angels, tying the longest win streak against a single opponent in postseason history.
-- ESPN research
Ortiz extended his hitting streak in AL division series games to 12 with his ninth-inning single. ... Hall of Famer Rod Carew, who celebrated his 63rd birthday Wednesday, threw out the ceremonial first pitch. ... Teixeira was 2-for-4 in the first postseason game of his career. ... Ellsbury had three hits, stole a base and scored a run. He also reached when Matthews misplayed his seventh inning drive to right for a three-base error.
|3rd||T Hunter singled to left, G Anderson scored, V Guerrero to second.||0||1|
|6th||J Bay homered to left, K Youkilis scored.||2||1|
|9th||J Ellsbury singled to right, J Lowrie scored.||3||1|
|9th||D Ortiz singled to center, J Ellsbury scored.||4||1|
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|Stadium||Angel Stadium of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA|
|Attendance||44,996 (98.9% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||86 degrees, partly cloudy|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Tim Welke, First Base - Bill Miller, Second Base - Kerwin Danley, Third Base - Ed Rapuano|