So far in this series, the name of the game has been pitching. James Shields blanked the Red Sox on Tuesday night, throwing a complete game shutout, and then Josh Beckett one-upped him yesterday by throwing a complete game one-hitter. The way things are trending, I wouldn't be surprised if tonight's game turned out to be dueling perfect games.
Four players from the Tampa Bay Lightning will be throwing out the first pitch today: Steven Stamkos, Teddy Purcell, Nate Thompson, and Mike Smith. They will also be taking batting practice, and sticking around to watch the game.
Since the Rays and Sox split the last two games, the winner of tonight's game will win the series and move a game up in the standings.
Game Time: 7:05 PM
Pitching Matchup: Clay Buchholz (4.38 FIP) vs. David Price (2.92 FIP)
Available On: Sun Sports, WDAE 620