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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox Game 1: Live Score and ALDS Highlights

Ely SussmanCorrespondent IJanuary 9, 2017

Participating in the MLB playoffs for the first time since 2009, the Boston Red Sox walloped the Tampa Bay Rays, 12-2, on Friday afternoon in Game 1 of the ALDS.

Matt Moore and the Rays pitching staff combined to allow 20 baserunners, and the fielders committed several blatant miscues in a disastrous fourth inning. Every Red Sox position player contributed at least one hit and one run scored.

Of all Boston's stars, left-hander Jon Lester shined brightest. Despite early-inning home runs by Tampa Bay's Sean Rodriguez and Ben Zobrist, the durable veteran completed 7.2 innings. He used 114 pitches, a handful of which clocked in at 95 mph or higher.

In the Wild-Card Era, more than two-thirds of the teams to take a 1-0 lead in the Division Series ultimately advanced to the next round.

These AL East rivals battle again at Fenway Park on Saturday. First pitch will be approximately 5:37 p.m. ET.

 

Final: TB 2, BOS 12

 

Tampa Bay Rays Lineup
 PlayerPositionGame Stats
1Desmond JenningsCF 0-3, BB 2 K
2Ben Zobrist2B 1-4, K, HR, RBI, R
3Wil MyersRF 0-4, K
4Evan Longoria3B 0-2, BB, K
 David DeJesusPH 0-1, K
5Delmon YoungDH 1-3
 Kelly JohnsonPH1-1, 3B
6Sean RodriguezLF1-3, HR, RBI, R
 Matt JoycePH 0-1, K
7Yunel EscobarSS 0-4, K
8James Loney1B 0-2, BB
9Jose LobatonC 0-3, K
    
 Matt Moore (L, 0-1)SP4.1 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
 Wesley WrightRP0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
 Chris ArcherRP1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 K
 Alex TorresRP1.0 IP, 2 K
 Jamey WrightRP1.0 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB

 

Boston Red Sox Lineup
 PlayerPositionGame Stats
1Jacoby EllsburyCF 2-5, SB, RBI R
2Shane VictorinoRF 3-4, K, HBP, SB, RBI, R
3Dustin Pedroia2B 2-5, K, 2 R
4David OrtizDH 1-4, BB, 2B, 2 R
5Mike Napoli1B 1-4, BB, K, R
6Jonny GomesLF 1-4, BB, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R
7Jarrod SaltalamacchiaC 2-4, BB, K, 2B, 3 RBI, R
8Stephen DrewSS 1-4, K, RBI, R
9Will Middlebrooks3B 1-3, BB, 2B, RBI, R
    
 Jon Lester (W, 1-0)SP7.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
 Junichi TazawaRP0.1 IP
 Ryan DempsterRP1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 K

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