Found October 09, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Our first AL Division Series is in the books, and the Red Sox will be moving on to await the winner of Thursday's Game 5 between the Tigers and Athletics in Oakland. Boston dispatched the Rays pretty easily, though Tampa Bay put up one hell of a fight in the final two games of the series at Tropicana Field. Here are five observations from watching the series. 1. If that was David Price's last start as a Ray, he didn't go out like an ace. Price's start last Monday against the Rangers in the AL Wild Card tiebreaker was awesome. He put the team on his back and threw a complete game, allowing two runs on seven hits to help send the Rays to the Postseason to take on the Indians in the Wild Card playoff game. But once the Rays got in the Postseason, Price made just one start. In game 2 at Fenway, Price wasn't great, allowing seven runs in seven innings. The Rays fought back three times in this game, getting to within 2-1 in the second, 5-3 in the sixth, and 6-4 i...
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