Papelbon continues playoff dominance: Jonathan Papelbon has worked 17 scoreless innings in 11 career playoff appearances, and only Joe Niekro with 20 innings without a run has more. Papelbon retired all six batters he faced in Game 2, and now the entire Angels ALDS roster is just 2-for-48 against him.
Red Sox break record: The Red Sox have won 11 consecutive postseason games against the Angels, breaking the Major League record.
Boston dominance: Dating to the ninth inning of Game 5 of the 1986 American League Championship Series, the Angels have led in just seven of the past 94 playoff innings against the Red Sox.
Rock bottom: The bottom four batters in the Angels' lineup were 1-for-15 in Game 2 and stranded 17 runners on base.
Don't call it a comeback: The four-run deficit the Angels overcame matched a season high, but unlike in like the previous three instances this season, the Halos lost.
Hot Hunter: Torii Hunter has driven in three of the Angels' six runs this postseason and has hit safely in nine of his past 10 postseason games, batting .400 (16-for-40).
No experience, no problem: Mark Teixeira has had multihit efforts in his first two postseason games and has reached base safely in six of his eight plate appearances in the series.
Vlad finding stroke: Vladimir Guerrero is 5-for-8 this series after batting 3-for-30 over his previous eight playoff games. But all five of his hits this series are singles.
Extra light: Chone Figgins' triple to lead off the eighth inning was the Angels' first extra-base hit of the series, as the first 19 hits were singles.
RISP woes: The Angels are batting .190 (4-for-21) with runners in scoring position during the series.
Opposite streaks: The Angels have lost nine straight playoff games, while the Red Sox have won nine consecutive playoff games to set a club record.
K-Rod's struggles: Francisco Rodriguez took the loss in Game 2 by allowing a two-run home run to J.D. Drew in the ninth inning, and he also blew Game 2 of the ALDS last year, giving up a three-run walk-off homer to Manny Ramirez.