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20 2/3 Career scoreless postseason innings by Sox closer Jonanthan Papelbon, breaking Joe Niekro's major-league record.

57 Percent of teams winning Game 1 of a seven-game ALCS that have won the series.

Not out of it

Among the 16 AL and NL championship series dating to 2000, the team that lost Game 1 went on to win the series almost half the time:

Year Game 1 Series

2006 Mets Cardinals

2005 Angels White Sox*

2005 Cardinals Astros

2004 Yankees Red Sox

2003 Red Sox Yankees*

2002 Twins Angels

2000 Mariners Yankees*

*Lost Game 1 at home

Sox road record

The Red Sox extended their postseason road winning streak to six games, a club record.

Dice K streak

Daisuke Matsuzuka continued an impressive streak as an escape artist. When he retired Cliff Floyd on a grounder with the bases loaded in the first, that made hitters with the bases loaded 0-14 against him.

Number of the day, Part I

52 Pitches thrown by both teams in the 30-minute scoreless first inning

Number of the day, Part II

0-17 Kevin Youkilis, left, against James Shields before getting a double and a single in his first two at-bats

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