The Red Sox were not much better, but their first two hits inflicted more damage. In the first inning, moments after the large contingent of Dodgers fans completed a roll call in enemy territory, Rafael Devers smacked an 0-2 fastball from Maeda over the green monster to give Boston a 1-0 lead. In the second inning, Christian Vazquez won a nine-pitch battle with another home run over the oversized wall in left field. It was Vazquez’s 15th home run. The catcher had 10 combined in his first four major league seasons. The Red Sox led 2-1.