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Jim Monaghan
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David Ortiz slammed two home runs off David Price, and the Boston bullpen combined for 3.2 scoreless innings as the Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 7-4 at Fenway Park.

Koji Uehara tossed a perfect ninth inning to preserve the win for the Red Sox who now have a two games to none lead in the American League Division Series.

Before tonight Ortiz had faced Price 42 times: eight hits (three doubles), five walks, and seven strike outs.


Photo courtesy of Boston.com
Boston got on the board early with a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning. Jacoby Ellsbury led off with a single off Rays starter David Price, stole second and advanced to third on an error, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Dustin Pedroia. Ortiz (pictured) followed with a solo home run.

The Sox scored in four of the first five innings off Price with two more in the third and single runs in the fourth and fifth.

John Lackey pitched 5.1 innings for the win, allowing four runs on seven hits. He walked three and struck out six.

Price pitched into the eighth inning, leaving after the second home run by Ortiz. He was charged with all seven Boston runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out five.

Ellsbury led the Boston offense with three hits and three runs scored.

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Jim Monaghan 10/05/2013 08:54:00 PM Edit
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