Carl Crawford will return to Tampa Bay for the first time since he was acquired by the Red Sox as a free agent as Boston heads down to Florida to take on the Rays.
The last time these two teams faced, the Sox were sitting at 2-7, the Rays at 1-8. Since then, they've gone a combined 71-42 to claim first and third place in the AL East respectively.
Now the Red Sox are headed into Tampa on the back of a 9-game winning streak to try and put the Rays in a deeper hole. But Tampa is prepared, with manager Joe Maddon having lined up his three best starters for the series, ready to try and make a run at first place.
Boston Red Sox (39-26) at Tampa Bay Rays (35-31)
Tuesday, June 14, 7:10 p.m.
Tim Wakefield (3-1, 4.84 ERA) vs. James Shields (5-4, 2.85 ERA)
Wednesday, June 15, 7:10 p.m.
Josh Beckett (5-2, 2.06 ERA) vs. Jeremy Hellickson (7-4, 3.03 ERA)
Thursday, June 16, 7:10 p.m.
Clay Buchholz (5-3, 3.59 ERA) vs. David Price (7-5, 3.51 ERA)