Jon Lester led the way for the Red Sox in a 12-2 win
over Tampa Bay in Game One of the ALDS Friday
at Fenway Park (Winslow Townson/USA Today)
Moral of the American League Division Series Game One story: the Red Sox might get down, but don’t ever count them out.
While Boston fell into a 2-0 hole after four innings thanks to a pair of solo homers off the bats of Ben Zobrist and Sean Rodriguez, the vaunted Red Sox offence sprung to life soon after and the Sox batted around in back-to-back innings to put up five runs in the fourth and three in the fifth en route to a 12-2 win over Tampa Bay in the ALDS opener.
With the win, the Sox take a 1-0 edge in the best-of-five series.
Aside from the two solo home runs, Jon Lester (15-8, 3.75 in the regular season) had his cutter and fastball working overtime throughout the game as he earned the win in his first-ever Game One postseason start at Fenway Park, giving up two runs on three hits and walk...