HOT AND COLD AND HOT AND OUT ...
 2021 ALCS, GAME #1
The Rays and Arozarena run over the Sox

October 7, 2021 ... Eduardo Rodriguez left the A.L. Divisional Series opener after just 1.2 innings, throwing 41 pitches, only 24 of which were strikes and gave up all the offense the Tampa Bay Rays needed in a 5-0 defeat.

After a leadoff walk to Randy Arozarena, Wander Franco doubled to deep center, long enough for Arozarena to score all the way from first. Yandy Diaz scored Franco with an infield hit and the Rays were up, 2-0. Rodriguez gave way to Garrett Richards, who got the final out.

Nick Pivetta allowed three more runs in five relief innings, but the Sox bats couldn't get them back into the game. They finished the night with nine singles and eight men left on base.

Shane McClanahan shut out the Sox for five innings, allowing five hits and no free passes. The Rays bullpen combined to shut down the Sox for the next four innings.

Meanwhile Arozarena became the first player in playoff history to steal home and hit a home run in the same game. He stole home against Josh Taylor after drawing a walk in the seventh inning. He easily beat the throw home with a head-first slide.

 



RANDY AROZARENA STEALS HOME

 

 
 

2021 A.L. DIVISIONAL SERIES

 

 

Boston Red Sox

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Tampa Bay Rays

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THE CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG WELCOMES YOU

2021 American League Divisional Series, Game #1

 

 

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BOSTON RED SOX

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TAMPA BAY RAYS

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W-Shane McClanahan (TB)
L-Eduardo Rodriguez (Bost)
Attendance 27,419

2B-Franco (2)(TB)
HR-Cruz (TB)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RED SOX

 

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Kike Hernandez cf 4 0 0  

 

Kyle Schwarber dh 4 0 2  

 

Xander Bogaerts ss 4 0 2  

 

Rafael Devers 3b 4 0 1  

 

Hunter Renfroe rf 4 0 1  

 

Alex Verdugo lf 4 0 1  

 

Bobby Dalbec 1b 4 0 0  

 

Christian Vazquez c 4 0 0  

 

Christian Arroyo 2b 3 0 2  
             
    IP H ER SO  
  Eduardo Rodriguez 1.2 2 2 1  
  Garrett Richards 0.1 0 0 0  
  Nick Pivetta 4.2 4 3 4  
  Josh Taylor 0.1 0 0 0  
  Adam Ottavino 1 0 0 0  

 

         

 

             

 

RAYS

 

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Randy Arozarena lf 2 3 1  

 

Wander Franco ss 4 1 2  

 

Brandon Lowe 2b 4 0 0  

 

Nelson Cruz dh 4 1 1  

 

Yandy Diaz 3b/1b 3 0 1  

 

Jordan Luplow 1b 2 0 0  

 

Joey Wendle 3b 2 0 0  

 

Manuel Margot rf 2 0 0  

 

Mike Zunino c 3 0 1  

 

Kevin Kiermaier cf 3 0 0  
             
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  Shane McClanahan 5 5 0 3  
  J.T. Chargois 1 1 0 0  
  David Robertson 1 0 0 0  
  J.P. Feyereisen 2 3 0 2