Delayed in Boston
Boston starter Tim Wakefield has owned the Rays. He's 19-2 against Tampa Bay, including a 4-0 record against the Rays this season. Wakefield knuckleball has been even better under the climate-controlled conditions at the Trop this season (2-0, 1 ER in 13 IP), but tonight the knucklball will likely be subject to the elements on a cool and rainy night at Fenway.
It's raining now here in Boston, and we're scheduled to have scattered storms here through 9. The tarp is still on the field and tonight's start time has been delayed 10 minutes to 7:15 to allow the grounds crew sufficient time to prepare the field.
UPDATE: We're underway here in Boston after a 12-minute delay. Speaking of delays, C Raul Casanova, whose flight from Durham was delayed, made it to the Rays clubhouse about an hour before gametime.