Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 10/6/13
There has been plenty to high-five about in the Red Sox dugout.(Photo courtesy of USA Today) Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer When the Tampa Bay Rays won the American League Wild Card and the pitching matchups were announced, many pundits across the country, including most of us here at Red Sox Life, were worried about the Boston Red Sox. It's just in our nature, so forgive us. Despite the fact that the Red Sox were the best offensive team in five of the seven major categories, the Rays pitching staff has been a thorn in Boston’s side. Ace lefties Matt Moore and David Price had dominated the Sox in recent memory, particularly at Fenway Park. With those two pairing up to pitch the first two games, the term “manufacturing runs” became a hot commodity among the media types. After two games, the question now becomes, “Can the Sox continue their offensive barrage and sweep the Rays?” Boston pounded out 12 runs on 14 hits in Game 1, most of the damage coming against Moore. Every R...
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