Originally written on Fox Sports Florida  |  Last updated 10/4/13
The Tampa Bay Rays' road show hit a speed bump Friday at Fenway Park. Playing their ninth consecutive game away from Tropicana Field, the Rays ran into stellar pitching from left-hander Jon Lester in the Boston Red Sox's 12-2 victory in Game 1 of this American League Division Series. The eighth-year veteran only allowed two runs and three hits in 7 23 innings (seven strikeouts) while the Red Sox cruised behind a five-run fourth inning. Here are a few thoughts on a night when Boston took a 1-0 lead in this best-of-five series ... 1. Matt Moore's day unraveled quickly. The 17-win left-hander started well, facing no more than five batters in each of the first three innings before running into trouble in the fourth. We'll address Wil Myers' mishap shortly, but Moore made plenty of mistakes of his own in this critical inning. The total damage: five runs and six hits. Moore didn't receive help with other defensive breakdowns in this stretch, such as Sean Rodriguez's misplay of a line...
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