After being silent in Tampa Bay Game 1, the Boston Red Sox bats came alive on Friday when five different players scored home runs to overcome the initial deficit and beat Tampa Bay 14-6. The win tied the American League Division Series 1-1, with Game 3 scheduled for Sunday in Boston.
Reese chased down Red Sox starter Chris Cell after just one innings and took a 5-2 lead behind Jordan Loplo’s Grand Slam, but Boston quickly turned the tables.
Xander Bogaerts ended Reese’s rookie star Shane Baz’s night with a solo homer after 2/3 innings, and Alex Verdogo back-to-back to close the deficit 5-4 in the third. Kiki Hernandez started fifth with a single throw, and after four batters, JD Martinez gave the Red Sox an 8-5 lead with a 3-run throw.