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Red Sox open with a bang
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Red Sox 13, Rockies 1
Fenway fans show their approval for each of Josh Beckett's strikeouts. (Jed Jacobsohn/Getty)
Boston batters kept up their torrid pace and starter Josh Beckett was at his playoff best, lifting the Red Sox in Game 1. Dustin Pedroia led off the first inning with a homer and the Red Sox ripped eight doubles to send Colorado to its first loss since Sept. 28.
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Red Sox win series, 4-0
Game Matchup Day Date Time ET TV
Gm 1 COL 1 @ BOS 13 Wed Oct. 24    
Gm 2 COL 1 @ BOS 2 Thu Oct. 25    
Gm 3 BOS 10 @ COL 5 Sat Oct. 27    
Gm 4 BOS 4 @ COL 3 Sun Oct. 28    
COL
Colorado
BOS
Boston
October 24, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Colorado
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 6 0
Boston
3 1 0 2 7 0 0 0 X   13 17 0
Recap: COL | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Rockies stats  |  Red Sox stats
ColoradoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Taveras, CF4000021.000
Matsui, 2B4010010.250
Holliday, LF4000021.000
Helton, 1B4020010.500
Atkins, 3B4110012.250
Hawpe, RF4000042.000
Tulowitzki, SS3021000.667
Torrealba, C3000012.000
Spilborghs, DH2000101.000
Totals321611129 

BATTING
2B: Atkins (1, Beckett), Tulowitzki 2 (2, Beckett, Beckett), Helton (1, Beckett).
TB: Matsui; Helton 3; Atkins 2; Tulowitzki 4.
RBI: Tulowitzki (1).
2-out RBI: Tulowitzki.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Torrealba; Hawpe; Spilborghs.
GIDP: Holliday.
Team LOB: 5.

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pedroia, 2B5112102.200
Youkilis, 1B5321113.400
Ortiz, DH5232001.600
  a-Hinske, PH-DH1000010.000
Ramirez, LF4332100.750
  Crisp, CF1000000.000
Lowell, 3B3110203.333
Varitek, C4122121.500
Drew, RF5122012.400
Lugo, SS4031102.750
  Cora, SS0000000.000
Ellsbury, CF-LF4101113.000
Totals411317138617 

a-Struck out for Ortiz in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Youkilis 2 (2, Francis, Morales), Drew (1, Francis), Ortiz 2 (2, Francis, Morales), Ramirez (1, Francis), Varitek (1, Francis), Lowell (1, Morales).
HR: Pedroia (1, 1st inning off Francis, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Pedroia 4; Youkilis 4; Ortiz 5; Ramirez 4; Lowell 2; Varitek 3; Drew 3; Lugo 3.
RBI: Pedroia 2 (2), Ramirez 2 (2), Drew 2 (2), Ortiz 2 (2), Varitek 2 (2), Youkilis (1), Lugo (1), Ellsbury (1).
2-out RBI: Drew 2; Ortiz 2; Varitek 2; Youkilis; Ramirez; Lugo; Ellsbury; Pedroia.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lugo 2; Lowell; Drew 2; Youkilis 2.
Team LOB: 12.

FIELDING
DP: (Pedroia-Lugo-Youkilis).

 
ColoradoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Francis (L, 0-1)4.0106633113.50
Morales 0.267710094.50
Speier 0.00003000.00
Herges 1.10001100.00
Affeldt 1.01000000.00
Hawkins 1.00000200.00
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 1-0)7.06111901.29
Timlin 1.00000200.00
Gagne 1.00000100.00

Speier pitched to 3 batters in the 5th.

Balk: Morales.
IBB: Ramirez (by Francis), Lowell (by Francis).
Pitches-strikes: Francis 103-62, Morales 35-19, Speier 16-4, Herges 25-14, Affeldt 11-8, Hawkins 7-7, Beckett 93-62, Timlin 15-10, Gagne 11-8.
Ground outs-fly outs: Francis 6-3, Morales 1-1, Speier 0-0, Herges 0-3, Affeldt 1-2, Hawkins 1-0, Beckett 6-6, Timlin 0-1, Gagne 0-2.
Batters faced: Francis 25, Morales 9, Speier 3, Herges 5, Affeldt 4, Hawkins 3, Beckett 27, Timlin 3, Gagne 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Speier 3-3, Herges 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Ed Montague. 1B: Laz Diaz. 2B: Ted Barrett. 3B: Chuck Meriwether. LF: Mike Everitt. RF: Mike Reilly.
Weather: 55 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 6 mph, In from RF.
T: 3:30.
Att: 36,733.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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