12:07 PM ET, October 11, 2009
Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
BOSTON -- Torii Hunter emerged from the visitors' clubhouse at Fenway Park to spray champagne over the fans and family gathered there. Erick Aybar did him one better, handing over bottles of bubbly to those who came from California to see the Los Angeles Angels go for the sweep.
Arangure: Vlad Delivers
With Vladimir Guerrero leading the charge, the Angels finally dispatched of the Red Sox in the postseason, writes Jorge Arangure Jr. Story
With his two-out, two-run single in the ninth inning, Vladimir Guerrero became just the fourth Angels player with a go-ahead hit in the ninth inning or later in the postseason. Here are the others:
Problems At The Plate
The Red Sox mustered just 15 hits in their ALDS loss to the Angels. That's the fourth-fewest base knocks by a team in division series history.
The Red Sox hadn't been eliminated in Boston since the Chicago White Sox finished off a three-game sweep in the 2005 first round. ... Mike Napoli was hit by a pitch in the second inning, but Red Sox catcher Victor Martinez argued that it hit the end of his bat. Napoli was also hit in Game 2 by Josh Beckett, who argued that the batter didn't make any effort to get out of the way.
|3rd||D Pedroia doubled to deep center, A Gonzalez and J Ellsbury scored.||0||2|
|3rd||V Martinez singled to left, D Pedroia scored.||0||3|
|4th||K Morales homered to right.||1||3|
|4th||J Drew homered to center, M Lowell scored.||1||5|
|6th||J Rivera grounded into double play, third to second to first, T Hunter scored, K Morales out at second, V Guerrero to third.||2||5|
|8th||J Rivera singled to right center, B Abreu and V Guerrero scored.||4||5|
|8th||M Lowell singled to right, J Gathright scored.||4||6|
|9th||B Abreu doubled to deep left, E Aybar scored, C Figgins to third.||5||6|
|9th||V Guerrero singled to center, C Figgins and B Abreu scored, T Hunter to second.||7||6|
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|Stadium||Fenway Park, Boston, MA|
|Attendance||38,704 (104.4% full) - % is based on regular season capacity|
|Weather||56 degrees, sunny|
|Umpires||Home Plate - Eric Cooper, First Base - Greg Gibson, Second Base - Brian Gorman, Third Base - Dan Iassogna|