Papelbon Blows Save, Angels Sweep Red Sox
Jonathan Papelbon gave up three runs in the 9th inning to blow the save and game for the Boston Red Sox, losing to the Los Angeles Angels by a score of 7-6. The Angels sweep the series 3-0 and now await to play the winner of the Twins - Yankees series.
It was the first time Papelbon had given up a run in 26 innings of postseason play. All 3 runs were scored after Papelbon retired the first two batters of the inning. The Red Sox led 6-4 going into the top of the 9th inning.
For the Angels, the series victory against the Red Sox was a first in their history. They had been 0-3 against in postseason series against the Red Sox.
“That’s why you play nine innings,” Torii Hunter of the Angels said in a televised interview. “We battled against a good ball club, a good pitching staff and we came through.”