LAA 5, BOS 4: Nothing but Napoli

Evan Brunell@evanbrunellFeatured ColumnistOctober 6, 2008

The Angels were expected to win at least one game in this series, but after falling behind 0-2 in the American League Divisional Series, the Boston Red Sox did not expect that win to come tonight.

Mike Napoli homered twice and scored the game winning run as Los Angeles won 5-4 in 12 innings.

Jered Weaver earned his first career post season victory with two innings out of the pen.

Josh Beckett looked shaky all night giving up nine hits, four runs, four walks, six strikeouts, and two home runs on nine innings pitched in the no-decision.

Star of the Game: Sorry guys but,

I know this is supposed to be a goat section but Napoli deserves it tonight. He single handily kept the Angels in the game after a fielding miscue in center that resulted in three runs off the bat of Jacoby Ellsbury. Those two homers off of Beckett was the difference in this game.

Also, simply put, that first homer off of Beckett was mighty impressive.

Next Game: Get it done

We do not want to go back to Los Angeles. Jon Lester, get the job done tomorrow.

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