Sox Win!

Thursday, October 7th, 2004 @ 2:17 am | Sports

The Red Sox are heading back to Boston with a 2-0 lead over the Angels after tonight’s 8-3 beat down.

Pedro Martinez pitched a great game, allowing 3 runs over 7 innings. The Anaheim bullpen, which was supposed to be an area of strength, gave up 5 runs over the final three innings, all earned. Francisco Rodriguez, the 2002 World Series hero, gave up the game winning run; Johnny Damon scored on a Manny Ramirez sacrifice fly

Conversely, Mike Timlin, Mike Myers, and Keith Foulke combined to pitch 3 shutout innings after Pedro left the game.

This series isn’t over, not by a long shot. Last year, the Red Sox came back to Boston down 0-2 to the A’s and ran off 3 straight victories to advance to the ALCS. That being said, I expect one of the flights back to Boston will be a lot more enjoyable than the other.

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