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Rays ALDS Game 2 Today: Rays vs Red Sox Lineup, Odds, Prediction, Pick, Pitcher, TV Channel for October 8

By Gabrielle Starr
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02: Shane Baz #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on October 02, 2021 in New York City. The Rays defeated the Yankees 12-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 02: Shane Baz #11 of the Tampa Bay Rays in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on October 02, 2021 in New York City. The Rays defeated the Yankees 12-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /
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Often, when a team comes into the ALDS after winning the Wild Card, they’re riding high, while the team that’s been waiting for them has to reawaken after a few days of anticipation.

That was not the case for the Tampa Bay Rays on Thursday night, when they shut out the Boston Red Sox 5-0, their first time being shut out in a postseason game since 2016.

With epic performances from Wander Franco and Randy Arozarena, and a dominant start by Shane McClanahan, the Rays took a series lead, while the Red Sox looked lifeless.

14. Fox Sports 1. Friday, October 8. 1-0. 0-1. 21. . 7:02 PM ET

What Time is the Rays Game Today?

First pitch today is scheduled for 7:02 PM ET.

What Channel is the Rays Game on Today?

Today’s Rays game is available on Fox Sports 1 and MLB.TV (blackout restrictions may apply).

Rays vs Red Sox Odds Today

On the moneyline, the Rays are -130 (bet $130 to win $100) and the Red Sox are +120 (bet $100 to win $120).

On the spread, Tampa Bay -1.5 at +155 (bet $155 to win $100) and Boston +1.5 at -175 (bet $175 to win $100).

If you’d rather bet on runs, the over/under tonight is 7.5, with the over +100 (bet $100 to keep $100), under -120 (bet $120 to win $100).

Rays Pitcher Today: Shane Baz

Shane Baz made his debut on September 20, as in, a little over two weeks ago. He’s pitched well in three career big-league starts (a 2.03 ERA over 13 1/3 innings), but October baseball is built different.

Chris Sale has been Boston’s ace in the past, but not so much during the postseason. He’s never made a scoreless start. In nine regular-season games since returning from Tommy John, he had a 3.16 ERA.

Rays Starting Lineup

Check back later for today’s lineup!

Rays vs Red Sox Prediction Today

The Red Sox will score at least one run tonight, but the Rays will still win.

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Rays vs Red Sox Live Stream

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