October 04, 2013
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The teams lined up after the pregame player introductions. The Red Sox hosted the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 1 of their ALDS playoffs at Fenway Park.
Outside of Fenway Park before the game, Bob Johnson (rear) and his dog Busta were dressed for the occasion.
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CJ Olivolo, 9, of Hilton Head, S.C., picked a Red Sox player to be photographed as before the game.
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino (left) shared a moment with designated hitter David Ortiz.
First responders and family members of those injured or killed in the Boston Marathon bombings were recognized before the game.
Michelle Brooks Thompson of Sunderland sang the national anthem.
Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester fired the first pitch.
Rays pitcher Matt Moore started against the Red Sox.
Rays left fielder Sean Rodriguez rounded third base heading for home after his solo homer off Lester in the second inning.
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Rodriguez made a diving catch on Jonny Gomes during the second inning.
Ortiz pulled away from an inside pitch in the first inning.
Gomes brought the fans out of their seats as he flew across the plate to score from second base on a fourth-inning infield single by Stephen Drew (not pictured).
The normally stoic Stephen Drew was pumped as he was welcomed back to the dugout after scoring during the fourth.
The Red Sox took five runs in the fourth inning from Rays starting pitcher Matt Moore.
Rays pitching coach Jim Hickey talked to Moore during the fourth.
Designated hitter David Ortiz was congratulated in the dugout after scoring.
Fans cheered Ortiz's double in the fourth.
Left fielder Jonny Gomes (left) was congratulated at home plate after scoring on an RBI double by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia (not pictured) in the fifth inning.
Starting pitcher Jon Lester (right) got a hand from teammate David Ross (left) as he left the game in the eighth.
Lester tipped his cap to the cheering crowd.
The Red Sox had three big innings to take the win.
The Red Sox beat the Rays, 12-2, in Game 1 of the ALDS.