Haven’t we seen this already? Why yes, yes we have. Felix Doubront and the first-place Boston Red Sox (63-43) square off against David Price and the Tampa Bay Rays (62-43), who are a half-game back of the Sox in the AL East. Tonight’s game is a makeup game for one that was rained out just four days ago. Doubront and Price met this past Wednesday with Price going the distance in a 5-1 Rays win at Fenway Park.
Red Sox Nation hopes for a different outcome this time, as first place is on the line. Doubront had a quality outing last time out, going six innings and allowed three runs on six hits with five strikeouts against Tampa Bay. He is 7-4 with a 3.78 ERA on the season, and is 3-1 in his last four starts with the only loss to the Rays five days ago.
The Rays briefly took over first place before falling on a walk-off hit to the Yankees Sunday, giving Boston the top spot back. Tampa Bay has won 21 of 25, with their only losses in the month of July t...