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Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays takes place in Game 3 of the ALDS on Monday night with the Red Sox looking to sweep the series tonight to claim and third straight win over the Rays in the Division Series match up. The game will start at 6.07 p.m. ET and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
The Red Sox are increasingly looking the stand out team of the postseason, and are maintaining their amazing form that saw them storm to the American League East title.
The Rays head to the Tropicana Field today for Game 3 knowing that anything less than a win would send them home and end their season. They also know that they must win three straight games against the flying Red Sox to progress in the playoffs.
Right-hander Clay Buchholz will take to the mound today following an extremely long nine day break from when he last took the ball out on the field. It is unclear how much the idleness will affect him, but the Red Sox will hope that he can find his arm straight off and consolidate the good work from Games 1 and 2.
John Lackey was on 10 days' rest before taking the field for Game 2, and he showed a little bit of rustiness; allowing four earned runs and 11 base-runners in his 5.1 innings. It was one of his worst outings of the year, but still, it was enough for the Red Sox to claim the win, given their immense depth of power with the bat this year.
The Red Sox will be hoping that Buchholz can avoid the same issues tonight.
Boston Red Sox vs Tampa Bay Rays will start at 6.07 p.m. ET and can be watched on TV on the TBS network, or online through free live stream by clicking here.