Red Sox will face Rays or Indians

The Tampa Bay Rays are on their way to Cleveland for the wild-card playoff game after beating the Texas Rangers, 5-2. David Price went the distance, throwing 118 pitches.

The Rays will face the Indians in Cleveland on Wednesday at 8:07 p.m. The winner advances to the Division Series on Friday. It will be Alex Cobb against Danny Salazar.

Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Friday will be at 3:07 p.m. at Fenway Park. Game 2 will be at 5:37 p.m. on Saturday. Both games will be on TBS.

The Sox were 12-7 against Tampa Bay and 6-1 against Cleveland this season.

After the Red Sox beat the Rays on Sept. 12, Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon was undeterred.

“We’re really looking forward to playing them in the playoffs,” he said of the Sox.

He’s one more win away from making that boast true.


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