Originally posted on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 9/10/13
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  In what could the biggest series of the season for the Boston Red Sox in order to come closer to clinching the AL East, the team will travel to Tampa Bay to take on the Rays for a crucial three game set. The Boston lead in the AL East is currently seven and a half games entering Tuesday and the Red Sox would wrap up the division possibly by the end of next weekend after their home series vs. the New York Yankees. Each team seems to be headed in the opposite direction as the Red Sox have won 12 of their last 15 games while the Rays have dropped 11 of their 16. The struggles for Tampa Bay recently has come with the lack of producing runs as they have scored only five or more runs in game only twice since August 23. Boston will welcome back starter Clay Buchholz to the starting rotation for the first time since June 8. Buchholz had been on the disabled list since June 18 with a neck strain. It is expected the return of Buchholz will shift either Ryan Dempster or more likely Felix Dou...
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