Dan Shaughnessy Is it really necessary to go to Tampa? ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Barry Chin/Globe staff David Ortiz gave Koji Uehara a lift after Uehara pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning. Barry Chin/Globe Staff The Red Sox beat the Rays, 7-4, in Game 2 of the ALDS. Jim Davis/Globe staff The crowd erupted after David Ortiz hit his second home run of the evening. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Relief pitcher Craig Breslow reacted after he got Evan Longoria to ground into a double play to end the top of the seventh. Jim Davis/Globe staff Jacoby Ellsbury pumped his fist as he scored on a fifth-inning double by Dustin Pedroia (not pictured). Barry Chin/Globe Staff Red Sox manager John Farrell (right) took John Lackey out of the game in the sixth inning. Barry Chin/Globe Staff David DeJesus slid to home plate in the fifth inning. Barry Chin/Globe Staff The Rays scored twice in the fifth. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Wil Myers grinned as the fans gave him a mock cheer after he caught a routine fly ball in the fifth. Jim Davis/Globe Staff The Rays' David DeJesus leaped but was unable to make the play on an RBI triple by Stephen Drew (not pictured) in the fourth. Jim Rogash/Getty Images The Rays threatened the Red Sox' lead in the fifth inning by scoring two runs. Jim Davis/Globe Staff David Ross (right) was congratulated by fellow catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia after scoring in the third. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Rays starting pitcher David Price checked his cleats as he walked back to the mound. Barry Chin/Globe Staff David Ross hit a leadoff double in the third inning. Jim Davis/Globe Staff The Red Sox held a 4-1 lead over the Rays at the end of the third inning. Jim Davis/Globe staff The Rays' Ben Zobrist got tangled up with Shane Victorino in the third. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Ellsbury (center) drove in a run in the third inning, adding to the Red Sox' lead. Barry Chin/Globe staff The ball was safe in the glove of relief pitcher Franklin Morales after David Ortiz hit a home run in the first inning. Barry Chin/Globe staff Pitcher David Price headed to the dugout after he gave up two runs. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Jacoby Ellsbury scored on a sacrifice fly by Dustin Pedroia in the first inning. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Ortiz's home run put the Red Sox ahead 2-0 at the end of the inning. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Ellsbury stole second base, and a throwing error from the Rays got him to third. Barry Chin/Globe staff The Rays were unable to score any runs in the first inning. Pictured: Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey. Jim Davis/Globe Staff Cy Young Award winner Jim Lonborg threw out the ceremonial first pitch. Jim Davis/Globe staff Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey warmed up in the outfield before Game 2 of the ALDS against the Rays. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Alderbert Christman showed off Jonny Gomes's autograph on his helmet.