12 Oct 2008

Boston beats Tampa Bay 2-0 to take first game in series

9:15 am on 12 October 2008

Boston's beaten Tampa Bay 2-0 in Florida to win the first game of major league baseball's American League Championship Series.

The Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka held the Rays hitless for six innings, striking out nine batters and walking four while giving up four hits.

Game Two is in St. Petersburg on Sunday.