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

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

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
  Player Position Game Stats
1 Desmond Jennings CF  0-3, BB 2 K
2 Ben Zobrist 2B  1-4, K, HR, RBI, R
3 Wil Myers RF  0-4, K
4 Evan Longoria 3B  0-2, BB, K
  David DeJesus PH  0-1, K
5 Delmon Young DH  1-3
  Kelly Johnson PH 1-1, 3B
6 Sean Rodriguez LF 1-3, HR, RBI, R
  Matt Joyce PH  0-1, K
7 Yunel Escobar SS  0-4, K
8 James Loney 1B  0-2, BB
9 Jose Lobaton C  0-3, K
       
  Matt Moore (L, 0-1) SP 4.1 IP, 8 H, 7 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
  Wesley Wright RP 0.1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
  Chris Archer RP 1.1 IP, 1 H, 2 K
  Alex Torres RP 1.0 IP, 2 K
  Jamey Wright RP 1.0 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 2 BB

 

Boston Red Sox Lineup
  Player Position Game Stats
1 Jacoby Ellsbury CF  2-5, SB, RBI R
2 Shane Victorino RF  3-4, K, HBP, SB, RBI, R
3 Dustin Pedroia 2B  2-5, K, 2 R
4 David Ortiz DH  1-4, BB, 2B, 2 R
5 Mike Napoli 1B  1-4, BB, K, R
6 Jonny Gomes LF  1-4, BB, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R
7 Jarrod Saltalamacchia C  2-4, BB, K, 2B, 3 RBI, R
8 Stephen Drew SS  1-4, K, RBI, R
9 Will Middlebrooks 3B  1-3, BB, 2B, RBI, R
       
  Jon Lester (W, 1-0) SP 7.2 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
  Junichi Tazawa RP 0.1 IP
  Ryan Dempster RP 1.0 IP, 1 H, 2 K
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