Red Sox Series Preview: At Rays

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Apr 6, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays manager

Kevin Cash

(16) comes out to take out starting pitcher

Chris Archer

(22) during the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox head to Tampa to play the Rays in a divisional matchup. The Red Sox will look to try to take advantage of a team that is suffering a number of key injuries.

The key word is ‘try’.

Even though the Rays have 8 players on the 15-day disabled list, and one of their top pitchers Matt Moore on the 60-day DL, the team has still won 6 out of 13 games, 2 games behind the first place Red Sox (8-5). The Rays will want to end their 3-game losing streak by putting the hurt on a Red Sox club that hasn’t been pitching like they hoped or hitting like they expected.

Let’s look at the series preview: