Rays at Red Sox
When/where: 7:10 tonight; Fenway Park, Boston
TV/radio: Sun Sports, ESPN; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
RAYS: RH Chris Archer (2-1, 4.11)
RED SOX: LH Felix Doubront (1-3, 6.00)
On Archer: Coming off a rough no-decision outing at Chicago on Friday. Has lasted six or more innings in four of five starts. Is 1-2, 5.27 in three starts vs. Sox, failing to get through fifth twice.
On Doubront: Off to a rough start, allowing 42 baserunners (30 hits, 11 walks, 1 HBP) in 24 innings. In 11 games (eight starts) vs. Rays is 2-3, 3.24, his second lowest ERA vs. an AL opponent.
RAYS VS. DOUBRONT
Yunel Escobar 6-for-20
Evan Longoria 6-for-17
Sean Rodriguez 4-for-19
RED SOX VS. ARCHER
Mike Napoli 0-for-5
David Ortiz 2-for-5
Dustin Pedroia 1-for-7
Thursday: at Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — LH Cesar Ramos (1-1, 3.38); Red Sox — RH Jake Peavy (1-0, 2.87)
Friday: at Yankees, 7:05. Rays — LH David Price (3-2, 4.75); Yankees — LH Vidal Nuno (0-0, 6.59)
Saturday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (1-2, 5.63); Yankees — RHP Masahiro Tanaka (3-0, 2.27)
Sunday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — LH Erik Bedard (0-1, 5.52); Yankees —LH CC Sabathia (3-3, 5.11)
Tuesday was the 1,000th game since the team changed names from Devil Rays to Rays before the 2008 season, and there is no comparison. As the Rays, they have the second-best record in the AL over that span, behind the Yankees. "We're really proud," manager Joe Maddon said. Two current Rays wore the green uniforms: RHP Grant Balfour (far right) and 2B Ben Zobrist.
As Devil Rays645-972 .399
As Rays 561-439 .561
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There is something about Fenway Park that makes baseball feel like a dream. It's history before your eyes and underneath your feet.