Boston Red Sox: 3 keys to taking down the Tampa Bay Rays

by 24USATVOct. 8, 2021, 7 a.m. 18
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The MLB never stops moving. Just two days after beating the New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card game, the Boston Red Sox are set to kick off their best of five series against the Tampa Bay Rays tonight. It’s a bit of a daunting task for Boston considering the Rays winning pedigree this season, but this Red Sox team has proven to be capable of beating any team at any time this season, and they could pull off an upset if things go their way.

This much was clear during the wild card game against the Yankees. The Sox had been reeling for parts of the second half of the season, but managed to put everything together when it mattered the most to send New York home for the season. Now they find themselves in a difficult matchup against Tampa, but it’s not one they can’t win.

The Rays excel at getting the most out of their seemingly desolate roster. They really don’t have a star player that is going to spearhead their team, but rather a solid roster from 1 to 26 that will find a way to wear you down. The Rays lost their best player in Tyler Glasnow pretty early on in the season to Tommy John surgery, but somehow found a way to get better as the season went on.

The Red Sox have come to rely on their depth more than they expected in the second half of the season, and they will need everyone on their roster to step up in a big way if they want to win this series. Here are three keys to taking down the Tampa Bay Rays, and moving onto the Championship round.

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