BoSox Edge Out Angels, 7-5

Boston leads series 2-0 as teams head to Fenway
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Oct 4, 2008 6:08 AM CDT
The Los Angeles Angels bench reacts to Boston Red Sox's Jason Bay's three-run home run during the first inning.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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(Newser) – The Boston Red Sox triumphed against the Los Angeles Angels 7-5 in a rollercoaster outing that left Boston up 2-0 in the division series, the Boston Herald reports. The Sox opened an early 5-1 lead, but the Angels closed the gap; it all came down to a two-run homer by J.D. Drew in the ninth.

The series will move to Boston for the next two games, if both are needed. The Red Sox could end the Angels’ playoff hopes with a win tomorrow, sweeping Los Angeles in the postseason for the third year in a row. But Boston isn’t counting its chickens: “We’ve been very good at home, but the bottom line is we can’t be throwing a party yet,” said outfielder Jason Bay.