Wil Myers' mistake begins Rays trainwreck against Red Sox

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli slides into second base as Ben Zobrist of the Tampa Bay...

Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Napoli slides into second base as Ben Zobrist of the Tampa Bay Rays tries to make the tag during Game 1 of their American League Division Series at Fenway Park in Boston, Oct. 4, 2013. (JARED WICKERHAM/Getty Images/AFP)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:11 PM ET

BOSTON - In his Thursday press conference, Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell tossed out an intriguing prediction for the American League Division Series between his club and the Tampa Bay Rays.

“It’s likely to be well pitched, typically low scoring, and there’s going to be a play, a defensive play inside of a game, that will be a swing moment,” said Farrell.

We take you now to the bottom of the fourth inning of Friday’s Game 1 at Fenway Park, a game the Red Sox would eventually win 12-2. But at that moment, on solo home runs by Sean Rodriguez in the second inning and by Ben Zobrist in the fourth, the Rays were leading 2-0. Their pitcher, Matt Moore, hadn’t allowed a hit through three innings.

After three sudden-death victories in four days in three different cities, the Rays were humming along like a well-oiled machine without a care in the world.

Cue the theme from Jaws.


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