Angels join Cubs on desolation row (Papelbon)

In Game 5 of the ’86 ALCS, the Red Sox trailed 5-2 in the ninth inning. On Friday, the Angels trailed 5-1 in the middle of the fourth inning, but chipped away at the deficit until they tied the score in the eighth. It came down to two of the best closers in baseball, Rodriguez and Jonathan Papelbon. Rodriguez gave up two runs in the ninth and Papelbon did not give up any. Once again, the regular-season numbers did not mean a thing. Papelbon still has not allowed an earned run in his postseason career.

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10/4/08