That was quite the performance all around from the Red Sox, who take a much-earned Game 1 victory.
End 8th, 8-0 Red Sox: Daniel Nava entered the game for Gomes and doubled before advancing to third on a passed ball, and Bogaerts drove him in with a laser of a line drive for a sacrifice fly.
Dempster’s on to record the final three outs of the game.
Middle 8th, 7-0 Red Sox: Tazawa gets the Sox out of the inning, and they’re three outs away from a 1-0 series lead.
Top 8th, 2 outs, 7-0 Red Sox: Jon Lester was only at 112 pitches, so he could have probably gotten one more out, but manager John Farrell made sure the lefty got the ovation he deserved by coming out with the hook.
Lester’s line for the evening: 7.2 IP, 0 ER, 5 H, 1 BB, 8 SO "
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