John Lackey (right) and the Red Sox got the better of David Price in a
7-4 victory over Tampa Bay in Game Two of the American League
Divisional Series at Fenway Park on Saturday (USATSI image)
Boston took a stranglehold in its American League Division Series with Tampa Bay on Saturday afternoon at Fenway Park, holding off the Rays 7-4 to go up 2-0 in the best-of-five matchup.
Dustin Pedroia went 1 for three at the plate but drove in three runs, David Ortiz hit a pair of solo bombs in a 2 for 4 night and Jacoby Ellsbury was 3 for 4 with one RBI and three runs scored as the Sox out-hit the Rays 11-8.
John Lackey threw 95 pitches — 62 of them strikes — in five and a third innings, striking out six and walking three while giving up four runs on seven hits for his first postseason win since 2009.
Unlike many of his starts in the regular season, the lanky righthander’s teammates provided him with plenty of support both at the plate and out ...