Game 1 Recap - Sox come away with a soggy win

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

Jacoby Ellsbury, Shane Victorino and David Ortiz took care of the offense, and Alfredo Aceves pitched five strong innings, as the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 in the first game of a day/night doubleheader at Fenway Park.

Ellsbury had three hits and scored three runs and Victorino added a pair of hits and an equal number of runs; Ortiz drove in three of the Boston runs with two singles.

Aceves, making his third spot start in just over three weeks, gave up three hits and a run, walking three and striking out two. The Red Sox could get used to this version Aceves - over those three starts, he has thrown 17 innings and allowed only three runs. His outing was shortened by a rain delay that lasted a minute short of three hours.

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