Sox amplify Fenway edge into rout

Friendly bounces, Rays' miscues add up as balanced Boston attack takes Game 1

Updated: October 4, 2013, 11:34 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Ryan Dempster had the best vantage point of all, standing in the Red Sox bullpen, arms resting on the low wall in front, eyes focused on the ball struck by David Ortiz on its arcing descent, Rays rookie right fielder Wil Myers poised to make the catch, Rays center fielder Desmond Jennings not yet in Dempster's line of vision.

This was late on an October afternoon in Fenway Park, a time of a day when the sun practically sits on the roof behind home plate with blinding ...

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