The AL East rivals continue their series late this afternoon
In yesterday’s game, the Rays jumped out to a 2-0 lead after 3.5 innings as Sean Rodriguez and Ben Zobrist each had solo shots off Red Sox starter Jon Lester. After that, it was all Boston as they batted around in the 4th and scored five times to take a 5-2 lead. The Sox added three more in the following inning and tacked on four in the 8th on their way to a 12-2 win.
(Catch a full game recap at BoSox Injection.)
Here’s the particulars for today’s game…
Date: Saturday, October 5th
Start Time: 5:30 PM EST
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Venue: Fenway Park
TV Info: TBS
Radio Info: ESPN Radio, WEEI 93.7 (BOS), WDAE 620 (TB)
Live Stream: MLB.tv or the MLB at Bat 12 App.
The Rays will aim to knot the series as they turn to David Price (10-8, 3.33 ERA, 1.098 WHIP), winner of the play-in game in Texas. In that appearance, Price went the distance allowing only a pair of runs on seven hits. In facing Boston this season, Price was 2-2 with a 2.48 ERA and 0.673 WHIP. He registered 30 strikeouts against only 3 walks in his 5 starts. Price did serve up 3 HR in 32.2 innings of work against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox counter with John Lackey (10-13, 3.52 ERA, 1.157 WHIP) who experienced a slight return to form this season. Lackey was a vastly different pitcher at Fenway for the 2013 season, but he was also different in the second half of the season. This season against the Rays, Lackey was 0-1 with a 8.10 ERA and a 2.100 WHIP in 2 starts. He was racked for 19 hits and 9 runs 10 innings. You may have guessed that both starts were at The Trop.