7* Monday MLB BOS/TB
Boston vs. Tampa Bay,
10/07/2013 18:07 EDT,
Score: 4 - 5
Money Line: -104 Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay -104
The Tampa Bay Rays host the Boston Red Sox Monday in Game 3 of their divisional round series. Boston won Game 2 in the series on Saturday, 6-4.
Boston makes the trip down to Tampa Bay with a 2-0 series lead, but they made great use of the quirky dimensions at their home ballpark, crossing home plate 19 times in two games.
Now the series shifts to Tampa Bay which favors the Rays mightily. Tampa Bay posted a 51-30 mark at home during the regular year, tied for the third best home record in the American League.
Alex Cobb gets the call for the Rays. He was the hero in the team's first playoff game when they beat the Indians in Cleveland, tossing 6 2/3 shutout innings and recording the win.
The Rays are 13-5 in Cobb's last 18 home starts, and 4-0 in his last four starts overall.
Clay Buchholz counters for the Red Sox. Buchholz hasn't looked right since coming off the disabled list, and that could mean trouble against a desperate Rays team with their backs against the wall.
The Red Sox are 1-4 in their last five road playoff games.
The Rays are 4-0 in their last four home games.
Take Tampa Bay.
7* Play on Tampa Bay Rays -104