Boston goes up 2-0, A's tie up Detroit

Boston goes up 2-0, A's tie up Detroit
October 5, 2013, 9:00 pm
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Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) rounds third base after hitting his second home run off Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price (14) during the eighth inning in game two of the American League divisional series playoff baseball game at Fenway Park.

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BOSTON (AP) David Ortiz homered twice, the second shot chasing David Price in the eighth inning on Saturday night, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 to take a 2-0 lead in the AL division series.

It was the first two-homer postseason game for the Red Sox designated hitter. Ortiz was a star for the 2004 Boston team that won the franchise's first World Series title in 86 years and is the only player remaining from that team.

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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Stephen Vogt lined an RBI single in the ninth inning after rookie Sonny Gray matched zeros with Justin Verlander in a sensational playoff debut that helped the Oakland Athletics beat the Detroit Tigers 1-0 on Saturday night, tying their AL division series at a game apiece.

Yoenis Cespedes and Seth Smith hit back-to-back singles against loser Al Alburquerque to start the winning rally, then Josh Reddick was intentionally walked before Rick Porcello entered to face Vogt.

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