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ALDS Game 1 Scores: Kelly Shoppach Homers Again, Rays Lead 8-0

Kelly Shoppach is back at it. His second homer off of C.J. Wilson gave the Rays a commanding 8-0 lead in Game 1 of the ALDS.

Wilson has been knocked around, giving up eight runs -- six earned -- on seven hits, allowing three home runs. Wilson, not surprisingly, has labored through the five innings, throwing 103 pitches with only 66 being strikes. 

Shoppach had a regular season to forget, hitting .176/.268/.339 with 11 homers in 221 at bats. He's started to atone for that in the playoffs, though, as he's 3-for-3, with two homers, three runs scored in five RBI in Game 1 of the ALDS.

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