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

Ely Sussman@@MrElyminatorCorrespondent IOctober 4, 2013

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