The Tampa Bay Rays will try to avoid the four-game sweep against the Boston Red Sox in an early morning start in Fenway Park on Monday morning. First pitch will be at 11:05 a.m. due to the Boston Marathon, but James Shields will try to quiet down the Red Sox bats that have pummeled the Rays through three games of the series so far.
The Rays on the other hand will be taking on Daniel Bard, who struggled in his first start of the season lasting only five innings. Tampa Bay has struggled to plate runs in the first two games against the Red Sox and have lost five of their last six games, all on the road.
Tampa Bay: Shields (1-0, 5.54 ERA)
Boston: Bard (0-1, 9.00 ERA)
Game Time: 11:05 a.m. ET, April 16, 2012
Location: Fenway Park, Boston, Massachusetts
TV: NESN, FSNFL
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