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Open-and-shut case by Beckett
Lackluster Game 1 for LA
With the way Game 1 went for L.A., the sweet California sun obviously did not follow the Angels to Fenway for the ALDS opener. The John Lackey that Halos fans are accustomed to seeing during the regular season did not show up, and his offense did not aid his cause, producing just four hits.
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 Angels drop Game 1
Red Sox 4, Angels 0
Kevin Youkilis' first-inning homer was all Josh Beckett (right) needed in his Game 1 victory. (AP/
Red Sox win series, 3-0
Game Matchup Day Date Time ET TV
Gm 1 LAA 0 @ BOS 4 Wed Oct. 3    
Gm 2 LAA 3 @ BOS 6 Fri Oct. 5    
Gm 3 BOS 9 @ LAA 1 Sun Oct. 7    
Beckett a tour de force
There's only one word to describe the Red Sox's win over the Angels in Game 1 of the ALDS: Dominant. And it was shades of 2003 all over again for Josh Beckett, who won the World Series MVP Award that year, as the righty was aided by two early homers to hurl a complete-game shutout in the opener.
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LA Angels
October 3, 2007
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LA Angels
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 0
1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 X   4 9 0
Recap: LAA | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Angels stats  |  Red Sox stats
Figgins, RF-CF4010010.250
Cabrera, SS4000011.000
Guerrero, DH4020001.500
Anderson, LF4000023.000
Izturis, 3B3000001.000
Kotchman, 1B3000010.000
Kendrick, 2B3010000.333
Napoli, C2000010.000
  a-Aybar, PH-RF1000001.000
Willits, CF2000010.000
  b-Morales, PH1000011.000
  Mathis, C0000000.000

a-Grounded into a forceout for Napoli in the 8th. b-Struck out for Willits in the 8th.

TB: Figgins; Guerrero 2; Kendrick.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Anderson; Morales.
Team LOB: 4.

DP: 3 (Kendrick-Kotchman, Kendrick-Cabrera-Kotchman, Kotchman-Cabrera-Lackey).

Pedroia, 2B4000010.000
Youkilis, 1B4221010.500
Ortiz, DH3122100.667
Ramirez, LF3110111.333
  Ellsbury, LF0000000.000
Lowell, 3B3011002.333
Drew, RF3010003.333
Varitek, C3010011.333
Crisp, CF3000001.000
Lugo, SS3010020.333

2B: Youkilis (1, Lackey).
HR: Youkilis (1, 1st inning off Lackey, 0 on, 1 out), Ortiz (1, 3rd inning off Lackey, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Youkilis 6; Ortiz 5; Ramirez; Lowell; Drew; Varitek; Lugo.
RBI: Youkilis (1), Ortiz 2 (2), Lowell (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Drew.
GIDP: Crisp; Drew; Varitek.
Team LOB: 3.

CS: Lugo (1, 2nd base by Lackey/Napoli).

Lackey (L, 0-1)6.09442426.00
Santana 2.00000200.00
Beckett (W, 1-0)9.04000800.00

WP: Lackey, Beckett.
Pitches-strikes: Lackey 99-60, Santana 22-14, Beckett 108-83.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lackey 10-3, Santana 0-4, Beckett 12-7.
Batters faced: Lackey 25, Santana 6, Beckett 31.
Umpires: HP: Gary Darling. 1B: Dan Iassogna. 2B: Brian Runge. 3B: Ted Barrett. LF: Tim Tschida. RF: CB Bucknor.
Weather: 65 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, Out to LF.
T: 2:27.
Att: 37,597.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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