BOSTON - David Ortiz homered twice as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 to take a 2-0 lead in their American League division series.
It was the first two-homer playoff game for the Red Sox designated hitter. Ortiz was a star for the 2004 Boston team that won the club's first World Series title in 86 years and is the only player remaining from that team.
Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and scored three runs for the Red Sox.
The Rays will need a victory in Game 3 on Monday in St. Petersburg, Florida, to avoid a sweep in the best-of-five series.
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