Red Sox Series Preview: A Test In Tampa

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Jun 23, 2015; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher

Chris Archer

(22) gets gatorade dumped on him after the game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Red Sox (32-42) will look to gain some ground against the American League East division leaders the Tampa Bay Rays (41-33). With the multiple changes made this Thursday to the Red Sox lineup and their pitching staff, it should make for an interesting weekend.

The Red Sox are 15-22 in away games this season, but are 5-5 in the last 10 games. The Rays are only 6-4 in the same span, much like the rest of the division, with the exception of the Baltimore Orioles (7-3). The Rays are also with a losing record at home (20-21), with most of their wins being on the road. If Boston is going to get back into the race, they will need to take advantage of the schedule by taking the series win, before they are left in the dust.

Let’s look at the tale of the tape:

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