The Red Sox and Angels are going to be facing one another, yet again.
The Boston Red Sox have clinched the wild card and in doing so they have guaranteed themselves a spot in Major League Baseball's post-season.
The Los Angeles Angels have also clinched their post-season berth as they can't be caught in the American League West division.
With the Yankees clinching the American League East and having the best record in baseball they await the pennant winner from the American League Central division to find out who their divisional series will be against.
But if the Yankees' opponent is not yet clear, what is clear is that the Red Sox will be facing the Angels again, a divisional series that is a repeat from the last two seasons.
The Red Sox have owned the Angels in the post-season and here are the historical results between the two franchises in post-season play:
2008 ALDS: Boston wins 3-1
2007 ALDS: Boston wins 3-0
2004 ALDS: Boston wins 3-0
1986 ALCS: Boston wins 4-3 (California Angels)
Even if the series is almost 23 years old now, by far their 1986 American League Championship Series is the most memorable. The Red Sox, as Al Michaels called it, went "from last rites to the World Series" thanks in no small part to Dave Henderson going from goat to hero in game 5 of the ALCS.
Most Red Sox fans have blocked out the ending to the 1986 season although the memory is certainly a little easier to deal with now that they have a couple recent world championships.
With the regular season not yet over, odds on the forthcoming Red Sox/Angels series have not yet been released. However, even if the Angels have a better winning percentage from the regular season the Red Sox are probably going to be favored in the series as they have shorter odds than the Angels in the World Series future's market (Boston is +550, 11/2; the Angels are +800, 8/1; both Stan James).
If you want to make a bet on the Red Sox at this time that has something to do with the ALDS then you can call them to win the American League Championship Series with bet365 where they are listed at +260 (13/5). If you only want to bet on the Divisional Series then check with bet365 and Stan James for updated odds after the regular season ends.
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