The Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox will face off Monday in the 2013 American League Division Series at Tropicana Field, scheduled for 6 p.m. Four hours before the game, Central Avenue will be closed from 13th to 15th streets for a block party with tents, DJs and fans excited about the Rays and Red Sox first postseason meeting since 2008. (The upstart Rays knocked off the defending-champion Red Sox in the AL Championship Series that year). Ferg's Sports Bar and the city of St. Petersburg are hosting the free party to kick things off, and you don't need a game ticket to join the party. "If you can't get a ticket, come here," owner Mark Ferguson said.
Street party kicks off Monday's Rays vs Red Sox game
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