American League Division Series schedule
|Wed., Oct. 3||6:30 p.m.||Fenway Park||TBS|
|Fri., Oct. 5||8:30 p.m.||Fenway Park||TBS|
|Sun. Oct. 7||3 p.m.||Angel Stadium||TBS|
|*Mon. Oct. 8||9:30 p.m.||Angel Stadium||TBS|
|*Wed. Oct. 10||8:30 p.m.||Fenway Park||TBS|
|Thu., Oct. 4||6:30 p.m.||Jacobs Field||TBS|
|Fri., Oct. 5||5 p.m.||Jacobs Field||TBS|
|Sun. Oct. 7||6:30 p.m.||Yankee Stadium||TBS|
|*Mon. Oct. 8||6 p.m.||Yankee Stadium||TBS|
|*Wed. Oct. 10||5 p.m.||Jacobs Field||TBS|
|* If necessary. All times ET.|
The Red Sox and Angels will resume their series with Game 3 in Anaheim on Sunday, Oct. 7, and Game 4, if necessary, the following day.A winner-take-all Game 5 would be on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Fenway Park. The Angels were 4-6 against the Red Sox this season. Looking at the glass as half-full, manager Mike Scioscia likes to point out that the Halos were in a diminished condition in April, when they were swept in three games. Chone Figgins was inactive, recovering from two broken fingertips on his right hand, and Vladimir Guerrero was lost when a 96-mph fastball from Beckett damaged his right hand, costing him two games. "We won four of the last seven games against Boston," Scioscia said, "and we held our own in a four-game series at Fenway [in August]. We feel comfortable playing there." The Angels, who clinched the AL West title on Sept. 23 at home, have spent the past week resting regulars and getting their starting rotation squared away. Escobar's strong showing on Saturday against the A's -- six innings, one run -- was an encouraging development on the heels of Lackey's dominant effort (seven innings, no runs) on Friday night. Weaver, Sunday's starter in the season finale, hopes to keep the momentum rolling with a quality effort. "I've always enjoyed pitching in big games, going back to college [at Long Beach State] -- and I know John and Kelvim also like the big-game environment," Weaver said. "We're confident going into the postseason. We feel good about our team."
Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.