Found October 05, 2013 on NESN.com:
BOSTON — Feel free to use your moniker of choice. Core Four. Fantastic Four. Four Horsemen. Whatever. The simple fact is this: The four players remaining from Boston’s 2007 World Series team have played a major role in the Red Sox opening up a 2-0 series lead over the Rays in the ALDS. Jon Lester dazzled for 7 1/3 innings in Friday’s Game 1 victory, further solidifying his status as Boston’s go-to workhorse in the rotation. David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury kept the Red Sox’ good times rolling Saturday by leading another relentless offensive effort against Rays ace David Price. Ortiz drilled two homers, Ellsbury finished with three hits and Pedroia drove in three runs as the Red Sox defeated the Rays 7-4 in Game 2. “I think the beauty of our team is that they look at each night as an individual challenge, and how are we going to attack a given pitcher,” John Farrell said following the win. “We knew we had our hands full against David [Price] coming in here tonight, but...
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