Red Sox pummel Price, Rays

Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino is out at second base while preventing Tampa Bay Rays...

Boston Red Sox right fielder Shane Victorino is out at second base while preventing Tampa Bay Rays second baseman Ben Zobrist from completing a double play during Game 2 of their American League Division Series at Fenway Park in Boston, Oct. 5, 2013. (GREG M. COOPER/USA Today)

KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:18 PM ET

BOSTON - It’s a little too early in baseball’s October tournament to be thinking in terms of teams of destiny, but if you’re feeling like putting the cart before the horse then you have to be taking a hard look at the Boston Red Sox.

The Tampa Bay Rays threw their two best lefthanders – Matt Moore and David Price, power pitchers who had success against the Red Sox this season – in the first two games of their American League Division Series and came away with nothing.

After crushing Tampa 12-2 Friday, the Bosox took on Price, who was supposed to be kryptonite against Boston and pounded him in a 7-4 victory to take a stranglehold 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.

Everything went right for Boston in these first two games. They outhit Tampa, they outpitched them, they caught the ball better and they did it all without strain.


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