Dramatic Finish at Fenway

The Boston Red Sox edged the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in a dramatic finish last night at Fenway to advance to the American League Championship Series.

WBUR's Curt Nickisch reports.

The game was tied in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels were poised to take the lead with a runner on third base. But they botched a high-risk suicide squeeze play. And Red Sox promptly made them pay in the bottom of the inning, when Jed Lowrie singled to send base runner Jason Bay diving into home plate.

That decided the best-of-five series. Now the Red Sox travel to Tampa Bay to open the American League Championship Series on Friday. The Rays advanced earlier in the day by topping the Chicago White Sox.

This program aired on October 7, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.

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Curt Nickisch was formerly WBUR's business and technology reporter.



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