The Los Angeles Angels look like they are completely past the postseason hex the Red Sox seemed to put on them in recent years, as they took a 2-0 lead in their ALDS against the Red Sox. The Angels once again got a great game from their starting pitcher, as Jered Weaver went 7.1 innings and only gave up two hits and one earned run, while striking out seven. The bullpen followed that up with three innings of scoreless baseball. The Angels are determined to get past the Red Sox and it looks like they have now reversed the hex, as the Red Sox are the ones struggling.
The Red Sox took a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning, but that was all they would get the rest of the night. The Angels offense responded right away, tying the game in the bottom of the inning. It was a pretty good pitching duel, as the Red Sox Josh Beckett was shutting the Angels down. That all ended in the 7th inning though, as an RBI single by Izturiz gave the Angels a 2-1 lead. They added some more when a two-run triple later in the inning by Aybar gave the Angels a 4-1 lead. The Angels are playing like they are on a mission to win the World Series, but they can’t look past the Red Sox yet, as the next two games are in Boston and the Sox are great at home in the postseason.