The Red Sox had a chance to take a three-game lead on the Rays in the wild card last night. They blew it. Their home finale is tonight against the Orioles.
Records: Boston 88-67, Baltimore 64-90
Gametime: 7:10 p.m. (NESN, WEEI)
Starting pitchers: Josh Beckett (13-5, 2.50) vs. Tommy Hunter (4-4, 4.81)
The Yankees: Lead the Red Sox by six games, with a magic number of three. They host the Rays in a day-night doubleheader today.
The Rays: Trail the Red Sox by two games, with a tragic number of seven. They’re at the Yankees for a day-night doubleheader today.