SCOREBOARD
Friday, Oct. 5
L.A. Angels at Boston (8:37 p.m. EDT). Daisuke Matsuzaka makes his first playoff start for the Red Sox, up 1-0 in the series over Kelvim Escobar and the Angels.

STARS
-Kaz Matsui, Rockies, hit his first career grand slam and drove in five runs to help Colorado beat Philadelphia 10-5 and take a 2-0 series lead.
-Kenny Lofton, Indians, drove in four runs to help Cleveland rout the New York Yankees 12-3 in the series opener.

ONE TO GO
eep Saturday night at Coors Field against veteran Jamie Moyer.

THUMPED
Cleveland pounded New York 12-3 on Thursday to hand the Yankees their fourth straight playoff defeat dating to last year's first-round elimination against Detroit. The loss was New York's most one-sided postseason loss in six years.

STRONG IN DEFEAT
Jimmy Rollins homered and drove in four runs but Philadelphia fell to Colorado 10-5 on Thursday. Ryan Howard also connected for the Phillies, who face a 2-0 deficit with the series moving to Colorado this weekend.

WOBBLY
C.C. Sabathia took the win in Cleveland's 12-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Thursday night despite allowing three earned runs and six walks, which tied a career high.

SPEAKING
``We believe we're going to win every game. We've been playing in the loser's bracket for a month.'' - Rockies manager Clint Hurdle after Colorado beat the Philadelphia Phillies 10-5 Thursday for a 2-0 lead in their NL playoff series.

SEASONS
Oct. 5
1941 - Brooklyn catcher Mickey Owen dropped a third strike on Tommy Henrich of what would have been the last out of a Dodgers victory against the New York Yankees. Given the second chance, the Yankees scored four runs for a 7-4 victory and a 3-1 lead in the World Series, which they ended up winning.
1947 - Al Gionfriddo's catch in left field robbed Joe DiMaggio of a game-tying home run in Game 6 of the World Series. The Dodgers beat the Yankees 8-6.
1966 - Baltimore reliever Moe Drabowsky fanned 11 and gave up one hit in 6 2-3 innings to beat the Dodgers 5-2 in the opening game of the World Series.
1967 - Jim Lonborg of the Boston Red Sox pitched a one-hit, 5-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals to tie the World Series 1-1. Carl Yastrzemski hit two home runs.
1986 - Pete Incaviglia of Texas hit his 30th home run of the season against the California Angels to become the 16th rookie in major league history to reach that plateau. The homer came off Don Sutton as the Rangers beat the Angels 7-4.
1996 - Bernie Williams homered from each side of the plate and Cecil Fielder broke a tie with a seventh-inning single as the New York Yankees beat Texas 6-4 to win the division series 3-1 and advance to the ALCS.
2001 - Barry Bonds set a new mark for home runs in a single season, hitting Nos. 71 and 72, but San Francisco was eliminated from the playoffs with an 11-10 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The game time was four hours, 27 minutes, setting a record for the longest nine-inning game.
2001 - The Mariners won their 115th game of the year to become the winningest team in American League history, passing the record the Yankees set three years earlier. Jamie Moyer became the oldest first-time 20-game winner, leading Seattle to a 6-2 victory over the Rangers.
2001 - Tim Hudson pitched Oakland to its 100th victory of the season as the Athletics beat the Angels 6-2. The Athletics became the eighth team in modern major league history to win 100 games but finish second in their division.
2002 - The wild-card Anaheim Angels roughed up Yankees starters Andy Pettitte, Mike Mussina and David Wells in succession to win the AL division series 3-1 and end New York's four-year run as league champions.
2003 - The Chicago Cubs won their first postseason series since 1908 when they beat Atlanta 5-1 in the decisive Game 5 of the NLDS.

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