Three Sox Take Rays to the Seats

Jacoby Ellsbury, Dustin Pedroia, and Josh Reddick all had home runs in the second game of the series. The Rays struck first with three runs off of Red Sox’s starter, John Lackey, however only two of the runs were earned. The Red Sox got two runs in the second inning on a 2 run home run that was absolutely crushed to right field. In the following inning, after a walk and a single, David Ortiz hit a two run double to right field, scoring A-Gon (walk) and Kevin Youkilis (single). J.D. Drew would hit a double right after Big Papi, scoring him from second base. The only run that came in the 4th inning was on Jacoby Ellsbury’s lead off home run. Matt Joyce wasn’t going to watch quietly though. After getting hurt, Matt Joyce would hit his 13th home run of the year. Dustin Pedroia would take Juan Cruz deep for his 13th homer, extending Boston’s lead to 4 runs. The Rays had a good chance to get in another run. Sam Fuld hit a lead off double in the 8th inning. However, the next three Rays batters grounded out, struck out, and flied out (in that order). The Red Sox had a dynamic rally in the 9th inning. Marco Scutaro started the inning with a single, followed by catcher’s interference, putting Jacoby Ellsbury on first base and Marco Scutaro on second base. Dustin Pedroia followed up with a single. So, with the bases loaded, and nobody out, the meat of the line-up was coming up. Luckily for the Rays, A-Gon struck out. However, Kevin Youkilis would walk on a 9 pitch at bat, forcing Marco Scutaro home. Big Papi would get in a couple of runs on a sacrifice ground out. J.D. Drew would strikeout swinging, but the damage was done as the Red Sox got two more runs. Jonathan Papelbon came in to finish the game. After getting behind in the count, Jonathan Papelbon had Ben Zobrist flyout to Marco Scutaro. Casey Kotchman, the next batter, hit a triple against Papelbon. Evan Longoria would drive in Kotchman on an RBI single. The All Star, Matt Joyce, would ground out to A-Gon. Longoria made it to second base on the play. B.J. Upton came up as the Rays last hope. B.J. Upton swung and missed on a 95 mph 4-Seam fastball with a 2-2 count, giving the Red Sox a 9-5 victory over Tampa. 

And The Red Sox Win It!!!

Let’s Go Red Sox!!!

Keep On Winning!!!

1st Place!!!

What Bad Start?!?

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