No. 1 starters
Josh Beckett's performance against the Angels in Game 1 was the stuff of legend; he threw a 4-hit shutout with 8 strikeouts and no walks. He is 1-3 lifetime against Cleveland with a 6.57 ERA in four starts against them, but he had a 1.80 ERA (with a 1-1 record) against the Indians in 2007. C.C. Sabathia gave up three runs in five innings in the ALDS, but he went 19-7 this year with a 3.21 ERA. He is 2-4 against Boston in his career, with a 3.91 ERA in 7 games, but that number shrinks to 2.35 at Fenway, and he sported a 1.29 mark against the Sox in 2007.