For starters, Rays at Red Sox, on a long day at the park

Cesar Ramos will start against the Red Sox's Jake Peavy.

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Cesar Ramos will start against the Red Sox's Jake Peavy.

UPDATE, 6:02: The Rays added RHP Brad Boxberger as their 26th man for the nightcap, the Sox LHP Drake Britton.

UPDATE, 5:58: Here are the lineups for Game 2, with the Rays going with eight righthanded hitters:

Rays
Forsythe 2b
Jennings cf
Longoria 3b
Myers rf
Rodriguez lf
Loney 1b
Guyer dh
Escobar ss
Hanigan c
Archer p

Red Sox
Pedroia 2b
Victorino rf
Ortiz dh
Napoli 1b
Sizemore lf
Bogaerts ss
Pierzynski c
Middlebrooks 3b
Bradley cf
Doubront p

 

UPDATE, 5:54: The Rays won Game 1 2-1, as Grant Balfour retired David Ortiz with the tying run on second. For details, see our story.

UPDATE, 12:29: Rays manager Joe Maddon reiterated that they preferred to play only one game today and have the makeup of Wednesday's rainout pushed back "based on a lot of different factors,'' but since the Red Sox got their way to play two today "You don't cry about it, you don't make excuses about it, you just go play."

Both teams have the right to add a 26th player for the second game. The Rays will add a reliever but are waiting until after the first game to make an announcement, though it is expected to be RHP Brad Boxberger. LHP Jeff Beliveau is another possibility.

Maddon said there is no set limit on Ramos for today's game, that he is capable of throwing 90-100 pitches and basically it's "as much as he can eat.''

David DeJesus sore shoulder is still not 100 percent, so he is DH-ing again today with Matt Joyce in LF.

DEVELOPING: The Rays and Red Sox are getting ready for what will be a long day and night at Fenway Park, as they will play a split doubleheader, making up last night's rainout at 1:05 and then playing the regularly scheduled game at 7:10.

It has rained most of the morning here, though is expected to clear out by game time. The Rays decided though to pitch Chris Archer in the night game to make sure weather doesn't imapct his ability to do deep into the game. The Sox are starting Jake Peavy in the day game and Fekix Doubront at night.

Here is the Rays lineup for Game 1:

Zobrist 2b
Jennings cf
Joyce lf
Longoria 3b
Loney 1b
Myers rf
DeJesus dh
Escobar ss
Molina c
Ramos p

And for the Sox:
Pedroia 2b
Victorino rf
Ortiz dh
Napoli 1b
Gomes lf
Bogaerts ss
Middlebrooks 3b
Ross c
Bradley cf
Peavy p

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