BOSTON (AP) - The Boston Red Sox didn't mind waiting a few days to start the playoffs.
Not after missing them for the past three seasons, or after the September collapse that ruined their chances in 2011. And certainly not after they stumbled to the club's worst record in 48 years in 2012.
On Friday, they play their first postseason game since 2009 when they meet the Tampa Bay Rays in the opener of the best-of-five AL division series. Two left-handers are scheduled to pitch with Matt Moore going for the Rays against Jon Lester.
The Rays advanced to the ALDS with a 4-0 win over Cleveland in the AL wild-card game Wednesday night. Tampa Bay got that far by beating Texas on Monday in a tiebreaker for the second wild-card spot.
Advertisement

MLB Top Stories

Thumbnail Mariners vs. Blue Jays Prediction Will the Mariners upset the Blue Jays again today when the two teams meet at 1:07PM ET?
Thumbnail Cubs' Lackey eyes turnaround against Brewers John Lackey has been decidedly ordinary away from Wrigley Field this season. Perhaps a trip to one of his favorite haunts,...
Thumbnail Angels vs. Astros Prediction The Angels are the hottest team in the league right now but will they pull off the upset tonight when they take on the Astros at 8:10PM ET?
Thumbnail Roark, Nats roar into clash with Padres   For obvious reasons, All-Stars Stephen Strasburg and Max Scherzer tend to garner the majority of headlines as regards Washington’s rotation. Make room in the...
Thumbnail Tigers vs. White Sox Pick Will the Detroit Tigers make it back-to-back wins on the road when they face the Chicago White Sox at 8:10PM ET?
More inMLB Articles  

MLB Team Pages

Advertisement