The Rays will open the best-of-five American League Division Series Thursday at 8 p.m. against Boston at home.
The Red Sox advanced Tuesday after beating the Yankees 6-2.
The Rays, the A.L.’s top-seeded team, won the season series against Boston, 11-8, including 11 of the last 15.
Rookie left-hander Shane McClanahan (10-6, 3.43 ERA) starts for the Rays.
Game 2 is Friday at 7 p.m. before shifting to Boston on Sunday at 4 p.m. If necessary, Game 4 is Monday in Boston. No time is set.
If necessary, Game 5 will be at the Trop next Wednesday.
– Joe Henderson, Extensive Enterprises Media