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October 6, 2013

Ortiz, Red Sox all but finish off Rays

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“We knew we had our hands full against David coming in here,” Farrell said. “But they’ll look for opportunities. I thought we did a great job of running the bases with some balls off the walls again. And that all goes into the mindset that’s currently here.”

Even Stephen Drew came through, despite how he has struggled mightily against left-handed pitching all year and entered yesterday 0 for 10 in his career against Price. Drew’s triple to left in the fourth scored Jonny Gomes.

Maddon put it best when he said the Rays got “out-Fenwayed.”

Ortiz and the Red Sox have been terrific at Fenway all year — something that was a signature of the 2004 and 2007 World Series championship clubs — and they again took advantage of the park’s quirks last night.

“We did not,” Maddon said.

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