"All it takes is one good inning that translates into one win, and then the pressure is back on the other team. By no stretch of the imagination does anybody in our clubhouse feel this is over, or that we've dug too deep of a hole that we can't get out of it."
Angels at Boston
Boston leads best-of-five series, 2-0; all times Pacific; all games on TBS
Game 1: Boston 4, at Angels 1
Game 2: Boston 7, at Angels 5
Game 3: Today, 4:15 p.m.
Angels (Joe Saunders, 17-7, 3.41)
at Boston (Josh Beckett, 12-10, 4.03)
Game 4: Monday, 5:30 p.m.
Angels (John Lackey, 12-5, 3.75)
at Boston (Jon Lester, 16-6, 3.21)*
Game 5: Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
Boston (Daisuke Matsuzaka, 18-3, 2.90)
at Angels (Ervin Santana, 16-7, 3.49)*
On the air: TV -- TBS. Radio -- 710, 830.
Update: The Angels have reason to believe they can avoid the series sweep tonight, since Saunders beat the heralded Beckett when the two matched up at Fenway Park in July. The Angels won, 9-2, as Saunders stopped the Red Sox on two runs over six innings. The Angels tagged Beckett for eight runs and 11 hits, both season highs, including a home run by Garret Anderson. Saunders makes his first postseason start; Beckett was 4-0 with a 1.20 earned-run average in Boston's march to the World Series championship last year.
-- Bill Shaikin