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Boston takes 2-0 lead in ALDS
BOSTON, Massachusetts (USA) - David Ortiz belted two homeruns in the 7-4 victory of Boston Red Sox in Game 2 of the American League Division Series vs. Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday. The series now moves to Tampa Bay, where Game 3 will be played on Monday.

Boston scored five of its runs in the first four innings to set the tone in this game. The BoSox opened the score with two runs in the first inning. Jacoby Ellsbury led off with a single, then stole second base and advanced when a throwing error followed. With one out, he scored on a sacrifice fly by Dustin Pedroia. Next, David Ortiz homered to make it 2-0.

Tampa Bay got one run back in the second inning on a sac-fly by Delmon Young, but Boston took more distance by scoring twice in the third at bat. The first run was scored on back-to-back doubles by David Ross and Jacoby Ellsbury that opened the inning. Ellsbury then moved to third base on a single by Shane Victorino and scored on a force play-grounder by Dustin Pedroia.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Boston added another run. Mike Napoli led off with a walk, then was forced out on a grounder by Jonny Gomes, who advanced himself to second base on a throwing error trying to complete a double play. Gomes then scored on a 2-out triple by Stephen Drew.

...David Ortiz on the 2009 World Baseball Classic...
(© Photo: Henk Seppen)
In the fifth inning, Tampa Bay narrowed the deficit to 5-3 by scoring two runs. Yunel Escobar led off with a ground-rule double, then David DeJesus was hit by a pitch with one out. A double by James Loney brought in both runners.

In the home of the fifth, Boston immediately got one run back on a double by Dustin Pedroia. But Tampa Bay also scored again in the sixth. Desmond Jennings led off with a single, moved on a grounder and scored on a single by Yunel Escobar.

Leading 6-4, Boston added an insurance run in the eighth inning when David Ortiz (who turns 38 next month) led off with his second homerun of the game. In 2009, Ortiz played for the Dominican Republic in the second World Baseball Classic. He then played for a team that was beaten twice by the Dutch National Baseball Team.

Boston-starter John Lackey gave up seven hits in 5 1/3 inning, then three relievers allowed only one more additional basehit in the remainder of the game.

(October 5)

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