Jonathan Papelbon has struggled a bit with his pitching repertoire, but still reached 40 saves for the first time. Hideki Okajima and Manny Delcarmen have had dominant stretches lately. Justin Masterson adds a key element to the Sox pen with his ability to get ground-ball outs. Lefties hit just .182 against Javier Lopez this season. Overall, the Angels have been more consistent.
EDGE: LOS ANGELES
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