Red Sox expect intense series against Rays
BOSTON (WHDH) -- It's officially postseason. The Red Sox begin their play off push with Game One of the ALDS at Fenway Friday afternoon. Fans are looking for a World Series in Boston. This is the first time since 2009 that the Red Sox will be playing baseball at Fenway in October.
The first is set for 3:07 Friday afternoon. The Sox finished with the best record in the American League but the Rays have momentum of their own. Tampa has won the last ten of 12 games including road wins over Texas and Cleveland to advance to the ALDS. The Sox took time Thursday to practice. They know who the Rays are and say they are expecting an intense series.
"We've seen these guys, not many surprises. They’re a good team. A team you have to battle through. You have to continue to fight. You’re not going to let off the brakes, let off the gas. You’re just going to keep going hard. We going to focus on that and continue to do what we've been doing,” said Saltalamacchia.
"Hey, they've been winning the division, the American league title for, what the past two, yeah. So you can never count them out,” said David Ortiz.
If you have Friday off, or can sneak out early, there were tickets available - released Friday - for the game.
Tickets were available for about $170 and can be bought on the Red Sox web site.
Many of the fans 7News spoke with said they are expecting a tough series against the Rays who beat the Red Sox in 2008.