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Saturday, 05 October 2013 17:51

Boston Red Sox/Tampa Bay Rays ALDS Game Two Preview

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The Boston Red Sox and starting pitcher John Lackey will try to take a 2-0 in their best of five series with the Tampa Bay Rays today. The Red Sox will attempt to defeat Rays pitcher David Price, who's had a lot of success at Fenway Park.

Fenway has been almost like a home away from home for Price as he is 6-1 with a 1.88 ERA in 10 starts there. This isn't the first season Price will face the Red Sox in the postseason. As a relief pitcher in 2008, his first season in the majors, Price shut down the Red Sox down in the American League Championship Series. He made three appearances, including a Game 7 save to send the Rays to their first World Series.

Price admittedly gets even more amped up when facing the Red Sox and Yankees, and his play against them over the years has shown that.

Lackey, despite being a victim of lack of run support this season has played well at Fenway Park. He is 6-3 with a 2.47 ERA in 13 games at home in 2013.

History is not on the Rays side if they go down 2-0 in this series. Since the first postseason of wildcard play in 1995, 22 teams have gone up 2-0 in LDS play. Out of those 22, 18 of them advanced to the championship series.

Today's game will be at 5:30 p.m. ET on TBS