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Angels 4, Red Sox 1
Josh Beckett watches the Angels celebrate their Game 2 win. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty)
Fresh off a blanking in Game 1, the Red Sox again struggled at the plate and are stuck in do-or-die mode heading home to Fenway Park. Victor Martinez's RBI single in the third gave Boston a short-lived lead, but the Sox didn't cross the plate again.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston
LAA
LA Angels
October 9, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0   1 4 0
LA Angels
0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 X   4 6 0
Recap: BOS | LAA  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Angels stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 4 1 2 0 0 2 0 .286
Pedroia, 2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .125
Martinez, V, C 4 0 1 1 0 1 0 .143
Youkilis, 1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 .125
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000
Bay, LF 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 .200
Lowell, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000
Drew, J, RF 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .200
Gonzalez, Al, SS 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .250
  a-Kotchman, PH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Lowrie, PH-SS 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000
Totals 31 1 4 1 3 8 9  

a-Batted for Gonzalez, Al in the 8th. b-Struck out for Kotchman in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Youkilis (1, Jepsen).
3B: Ellsbury (1, Weaver).
TB: Ellsbury 4; Youkilis 2; Martinez, V.
RBI: Martinez, V (1).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell.
Team RISP: 1-for-4.
Team LOB: 6.

 
LA Angels AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Figgins, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .000
Abreu, RF 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 .500
Hunter, To, CF 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167
Guerrero, DH 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 .333
  1-Kendrick, H, PR-DH 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .200
Morales, K, 1B 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 .167
Rivera, J, LF 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .143
Izturis, M, 2B 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 .333
Napoli, C 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Aybar, SS 3 0 2 2 0 0 0 .429
Totals 28 4 6 4 1 5 7  

1-Ran for Guerrero in the 7th.

BATTING
3B: Aybar (1, Beckett).
TB: Guerrero; Aybar 4; Abreu 2; Izturis, M.
RBI: Morales, K (2), Izturis, M (1), Aybar 2 (2).
2-out RBI: Izturis, M; Aybar 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Figgins.
SF: Morales, K.
Team RISP: 2-for-4.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
SB: Kendrick, H (1, 2nd base off Beckett/Martinez, V), Izturis, M (1, 2nd base off Beckett/Martinez, V).
CS: Abreu (1, 2nd base by Papelbon/Martinez, V).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Beckett (L, 0-1) 6.2 5 4 4 1 3 0 5.40
Wagner, B 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Papelbon 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
 
LA Angels IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Weaver (W, 1-0) 7.1 2 1 1 2 7 0 1.23
Oliver, D (H, 1) 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.00
Jepsen (H, 1) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Fuentes (S, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00

Wagner, B pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

HBP: Napoli (by Beckett).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 103-64, Wagner, B 8-6, Papelbon 7-5, Weaver 111-68, Oliver, D 8-5, Jepsen 11-7, Fuentes 12-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Beckett 8-6, Wagner, B 0-0, Papelbon 0-1, Weaver 6-8, Oliver, D 0-0, Jepsen 1-1, Fuentes 0-2.
Batters faced: Beckett 27, Wagner, B 2, Papelbon 2, Weaver 26, Oliver, D 2, Jepsen 3, Fuentes 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Wagner, B 1-0, Papelbon 1-0, Jepsen 1-0, Fuentes 1-0.
Umpires: HP: CB Bucknor. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Brian Gorman. LF: Dan Iassogna. RF: Joe West.
Weather: 67 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 5 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:11.
Att: 45,223.
Venue: Angel Stadium of Anaheim.
October 9, 2009
October 9, 2009

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