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BOSTON (AP) -- The Tampa Bay Rays will keep five starting pitchers on their roster for the AL division series against the Boston Red Sox.
Teams were required to file their rosters Friday, on the morning of the series opener.
Tampa Bay's roster includes David Price, Matt Moore, Alex Cobb, Chris Archer and Jeremy Hellickson. Either Archer or Hellickson will start Game 4 and the other will move to the bullpen. He'll join relievers Fernando Rodney, Joel Peralta, Jake McGee, Alex Torres, Jamey Wright and Wesley Wright.
Manager Joe Maddon will have two catchers, Jose Molina and Jose Lobaton, along with first baseman James Loney, second baseman Ben Zobrist, third baseman Evan Longoria, shortstop Yunel Escobar and designated hitter Delmon Young.
The roster also includes outfielders Desmond Jennings, Wil Myers, David DeJesus, Sam Fuld, Kelly Johnson, Matt Joyce and Sean Rodriguez.
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Alex Cobb shut down the heart of the Cleveland Indians offense. He kept the guys that should be hitting from getting any hits and because of the way he pitched the Tampa Bay Rays have now gone onto Boston to go shopping. The Rays need to stop and buy some clothes, they have flown around the country and they went able to pack enough stuff for this many trips. Cobb pitched lights out...
The Tampa Bay Rays' road show hit a speed bump Friday at Fenway Park.
Playing their ninth consecutive game away from Tropicana Field, the Rays ran into stellar pitching from left-hander Jon Lester in the Boston Red Sox's 12-2 victory in Game 1 of this American League Division Series. The eighth-year veteran only allowed two runs and three hits in 7 23 innings (seven strikeouts...
Your browser does not support iframes. Wil Myers might not live down the mistake he made in Game 1 of the ALDS against the Boston Red Sox for quite some time. The Tampa Bay Rays rookie outfielder was tracking a David Ortiz fly ball to deep right field in the fourth inning at Fenway Park […]
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Yesterday in the bottom of the fourth inning, the Fenway faithful smelled blood and, for the first time this year, they woke up screaming and shouting — an eruption of noise that helped the Red Sox...
BOSTON (AP) -- David Ortiz homered twice, the second shot chasing David Price in the eighth inning on Saturday night, and the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 7-4 to take a 2-0 lead in the AL division series.
It was the first two-homer postseason game for the Red Sox designated hitter. Ortiz was a star for the 2004 Boston team that won the franchise's first World Series...
A Cleveland Indians fan threw a partially-filled cup at Tampa Bay Rays left fielder David DeJesus in an inappropriate attempt to vent some frustration during Wednesday night's American League Wild Card playoff game at Progressive Field.
It happened in the bottom of the eighth inning with one out and the Rays holding a 3-0 lead. Indians batter Michael Brantley hit the...
The Tampa Bay Rays have been playing for their postseason lives on a game-to-game basis since Sunday in Toronto. Having a five game series with the Boston Red Sox in the American League Division Series should come as a relief.
Of course, these two teams are no strangers to each other as they battled 19 times with the Red Sox winning the season series, 12-7. Those 12 wins were part...
Going into today’s Red Sox-Rays game, plate discipline and the strike zone figured to play prominent roles. They did, to a certain degree. Defense — or lack thereof — played a bigger one.
As FanGraphs readers know, Red Sox and Rays hitters are patient at the plate. No team in either league swung at a lower percentage of pitches out of the strike zone than Tampa Bay. Their 0...
During the eighth inning of the Tampa Bay Rays’ 4-0 AL Wild Card game victory over the Cleveland Indians, one Cleveland fan decided to hurle his plastic drink at Rays outfielder David Dejesus. Wasted beer, team eliminated, not a great night to be an Indians fan.
With the win, the Rays will face the Boston Red Sox in a best-of-5 American League Division series starting on Friday.
The Tampa Bay Rays moved on to the AL Division Series on Wednesday night, beating the Cleveland Indians 4-0 behind a great effort from Alex Cobb. The Rays will take on the Red Sox in Boston starting on Friday afternoon, but the real fun starts today.
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The Red Sox will open their post-season run today at 3:07 PM against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park. Jon Lester (15-8) will get the ball for The Carmine Hose, while lefty Matt Moore (17-4) takes the hill for the Rays. Moore shut out the Red Sox on two hits back on July 22nd. While just 24, this will be Moore's third post-season start. Lester had been on a roll until last Saturday...
First Pitch: Saturday 5:37 | Fenway Park | TBS/WEEI
2013 vs. Rays: 12-7 | +14 Run differential
Game 2 Matchup:
David Price, LHP 2013: 10-8, 3.3.33 ERA
John Lackey, RHP 2013: 10-13, 3.52 ERA
Career vs. Sox: 10-6, 2.93 ERA, 1.078 WHIP
Career vs. Rays: 12-7, 4.39 ERA, 1.403 WHIP
A loser Indians fan hurled a plastic cup at Rays outfielder David Dejesus last night as Nick Swisher was realizing he was in a postseason game yet again. Ty Duffy points out, " The liquid is brownish. The spill pattern suggests it was not filled with beer."
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First Pitch: Friday 3:07 | Fenway Park | TBS/WEEI
2013 vs. Rays: 12-7 | +14 Run differential
Game 1 Matchup:
Matt Moore, LHP 2013: 17-4, 3.29 ERA
Jon Lester, LHP 2013: 15-8, 3.75 ERA
Career vs. Sox: 2-2, 3.86 ERA, 0.989 WHIP
Career vs. Rays: 12-9, 4.30 ERA, 1.318 WHIP
2013 vs. Sox: 2...
(Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)David Ortiz took David Price deep twice, Jacoby Ellsbury had three hits and Dustin Pedroia knocked in three runs to pace the Red Sox to a 7-4 win over Tampa and a commanding 2-0 ALDS series lead. Boston went to the plate in an uncharacteristically aggressive mode against Price and built an early 5-1 lead on the Rays' ace. But John Lackey...