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BOSTON — The Red Sox’ home-field advantage has been just that — an advantage. The Red Sox downed the Rays 7-4 at Fenway Park on Saturday, and they’ll now leave Boston and head for Tampa Bay with a 2-0 series lead in their back pocket. It’s a favorable position for the American League’s top seed. David Ortiz led the charge with two homers in Saturday’s Game 2. He drilled one into the Red Sox’ bullpen in the first inning, and then capped Boston’s scoring with another solo blast over Pesky’s Pole in the eighth inning. Jacoby Ellsbury recorded three hits and Dustin Pedroia drove in three runs in the win. Clay Buchholz will take the ball in Game 3 on Monday as the Red Sox look to punch their ticket to the ALCS. He’ll go up against Alex Cobb, who hasn’t lost at Tropicana Field all season. Before our focus completely shifts to Game 3, let’s unload the Game 2 notebook. The Red Sox’ bullpen — more specifically, the bridge to Koji Uehara — was a question mark going into the postseason.
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