David Ortiz blasted two home runs - his first-ever postseason multi-homer game -- and the Red Sox bullpen backed by some sterling infield defense held off Tampa Bay with 3 1/3 scoreless innings as the Red Sox moved to a commanding 2-0 lead in the ALDS with a 7-4 victory over the Rays on Saturday night. Craig Breslow came in with the Sox leading 6-4 and the tying run at the plate in the sixth and got the final two outs of the inning on six pitches. He then held the Rays scoreless in the seventh thanks to an acrobatic Dustin Pedroia-to-Stephen Drew-to-Mike Napoli double play to end the inning. Junichi Tazawa was the beneficiary of another Pedroia-to-Drew-to-Napoli twin killing in the eighth as he was able to complete the bridge to Koji Uehara in the ninth.
Red Sox take 2-0 series lead with 7-4 win over Rays
NBC Sports Boston | Oct 5