The Walkoff: Red Sox Rout Rays 12-2 In ALDS Opener

October 4, 2013 10:43 PM
The Walkoff: Red Sox Rout Rays 12-2 In ALDS Opener
BOSTON (CBS) – The big question heading into Friday afternoon’s ALDS opener between Boston and Tampa Bay was simple: “How will the Red Sox handle facing Matt Moore?”

" The answer came resoundingly in the bottom of the fourth: hard, often and relentlessly.

The Red Sox capitalized on a major miscue by Wil Myers in the fourth inning, using it to help open up a five-run inning and take a lead they’d never relinquish.

Thanks to an 11-pitch, 1-2-3 inning from Jon Lester in the top of the fifth, the Boston bats kept it rolling in the bottom of the inning by tacking on three more runs, and the rest was just details. The Sox walked away with a 12-2 victory.

The Key Moment After Dustin Pedroia smoked a single up the middle to lead off the fourth, David Ortiz stepped into the batter’s box and launched a deep, high fly ball that looked on television like it was heading for the Prudential Tower. It didn’t quite make it that far. In fact, it didn’t even make it to the wall "

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