Lackey got the Angels rolling against the Red Sox with 7 1/3 scoreless innings in a 5-0 victory in Game 1 of the AL Division Series at Angel Stadium on Thursday night.
|3.83 ERA||3.37 ERA|
|139 K||197 K|
The Angels pinned one of two those losses on the big lefty on May 2. He went 6 2/3 innings that day, yielding five runs (four earned) on eight hits.
Sabathia also lost to the Angels in Anaheim on July 12, again going 6 2/3 innings and giving up five runs, all earned, on nine hits. He is 5-7 in 14 career starts against the Angels with a 4.72 ERA.Lackey won his only start against the Yankees this year, defeating Sabathia in that July 12 matchup while giving up two earned runs in seven innings. Lackey is 5-7 with a 4.66 ERA in 16 career starts against the Yankees -- virtually identical to Sabathia's numbers against the Angels. The Angels hope to carry the momentum from their dramatic 7-6 decision over the Red Sox on Sunday at Fenway Park, where each of the three runners who scored in the ninth reached base with two outs and two strikes. Trailing, 5-1, entering the sixth, it was the 10th time this season they had come back to win from a deficit of at least four runs.
Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.