Teams that go up 1-0 in the ALDS are 12-14; road teams that win Game 1 are 6-7 and home teams that win Game 1 are 6-7. By contrast, teams that go up 1-0 in the NLDS are 23-3.
The Red Sox have tied the all-time mark for postseason wins against one team at 10, matching the Oakland A's vs. the Red Sox (1988-2003). They also were tied with the Yankees vs. Rangers for the longest current streak.
The Red Sox are now 23-6 in the postseason since 2004, including four series sweeps.
The Red Sox have won Game 1 in each of their past four series.
Jason Bay is the seventh player in Sox history to homer in his first career playoff game, the first since Todd Walker in 2003. He is the seventh native of Canada to homer in the postseason. (The Dodgers' Russell Martin became the sixth earlier Wednesday.)
David Ortiz's RBI single in the ninth extended his Red Sox record for postseason RBIs to 39.
The Angels have lost eight consecutive postseason games, including five in a row at home.
Vladimir Guerrero has no extra-base hits in his past 53 postseason at-bats and just one in 64 total postseason at-bats.
The entire Angels Division Series roster is now 2-for-42 against Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon.
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