The Los Angeles Angels got off to a great start against the Boston Red Sox, as they easily beat the Sox in the first game of their ALDS. The Angels have been able to do nothing against the Red Sox in the past few postseasons, but it seems like the Angels are finally ready to knock the Red Sox off their pedestal. The game looked like it might be a battle into late innings…that was until Torii Hunter hit a 5th inning bomb to center field with two men on, resulting in a three-run homer for the Angels. The Angels looked determined to end their recent postseason struggles against the Red Sox.
The pitching was great for the Angels tonight, as John Lackey went 7.1 strong innings without giving up a run. He only gave up four hits and struck out four as the Red Sox could not get anything going against the right-hander. The Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester was pitching well until Hunter hit his 3-run homer, which was enough to win the game for the Angels. The Angels were also able to get to the Red Sox bullpen, as they got two more runs off Red Sox reliever Ramon Ramirez.
The Angels did not seem fazed at all by the Red Sox recent postseason dominance over them, and it looks like they have turned the tables on the Red Sox. They need to make sure they win game two at home, and hopefully they can steal a game in Boston. If that happens it would seal the deal for the Angels finally beating the Red Sox in the postseason.