David Ortiz drove in three runs in the series. That gave him 50 postseason RBIs in his career. Only six players in history have reached that mark. Former Yankees outfielder Bernie Williams has the record with 80. Ortiz’s former teammate, Manny Ramirez, is second with 78 … The Sox were 15-8 against the Rays this season, 7-4 at Tropicana Field … Ellsbury was 9 for 18 in the series with seven runs, two RBIs, and four stolen bases. Conversely, Napoli was 2 for 13 with one RBI … Victorino was hit by a pitch four times in the series, twice in the final game. It was a Division Series record. … Former Rays and Red Sox outfielder Rocco Baldelli threw out the first pitch. The Rhode Island native now works for the Rays in their baseball operations department. Tampa Bay senior adviser Don Zimmer, who managed the Red Sox from 1976-80, was the honorary umpire. Zimmer is 82 and has been involved in pro ball since 1949.
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