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Red Sox vs Rays Tickets

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It’s always a showdown when the Red Sox, one of the oldest franchises in baseball, faces off against the league’s youngest teams the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rays began being a division challenge for the Red Sox in the 2008 season, but the rivalry doesn’t start there. In the 2000 season, Pedro Martinez threw a fastball at Tampa Bay outfielder Gerald Williams in the first inning. Williams charged the mound and incited a benches clearing brawl. Pedro would retire 24 straight taking a no-hitter into the ninth while four Red Sox batters would be hit by pitches resulting in eight Tampa Bay coaches and players being ejected in the 8-0 Red Sox win.

The two teams would meet in the 2008 in the 2008 ALCS, but that season the teams added fuel to the fire of this rivalry in a wild brawl on the pitcher’s mound. James Shields threw at Red Sox centerfielder Coco Crisp who promptly charged the mound. Crisp, the son of a former professional boxer, dodged once punch from Shields before landing one of his own before being tackled by four Rays. Seven players would serve suspensions from both teams. The Red Sox and Rays would meet in the ALCS where the Rays would head to the World Series, defeating Boston in an electric seven game series.

The Red Sox lead the all-time series but the Rays have joined the baseball elite since the 2008 season. With both teams in the AL East, arguably baseball’s strongest division, every game is a battle for an edge and when these teams meet in the post-season there’s more at stake than just a pennant.