Red Sox defeat Angels
3 games to 0
Managers: Francona, Terry, BOS; Scioscia, Mike, ANA
Path to the ALDS: Boston (96-66) won the AL East by two games; Anaheim (94-68) won the AL West by six games
East met West in this battle of division champions, with the Red Sox relying on their formidable pitching staff to dispose of the Angels in three games.
Josh Beckett threw nine shutout innings for a complete-game victory in Game 1, and Curt Schilling put a bow on the sweep with seven scoreless innings in Game 3.
Manny Ramirez hit a walk-off three-run homer off Los Angeles' Francisco Rodriguez in the ninth inning to lift Boston in Game 2.
David Ortiz went 5-for-7 with two homers, three RBIs and six walks in the series for Boston.