After blanking the Miami Marlins on Friday, 8-0, the Tampa Bay Rays can clinch the division on Saturday with a win and a Red Sox loss for the second consecutive day at Fenway.
After clinching their third consecutive postseason berth on Wednesday, the Tampa Bay Rays open one last regular-season home series of the 2021 campaign, a three-game set against the Marlins of Miami.
With the offseason and Spring Training in the rearview mirror, the Tampa Bay Rays look to kick off their defense of the American League crown, when they open the three-game Opening Series against the Marlins in Miami, on Thursday.
Miami snapped Tampa Bay’s nine-game win streak on Saturday night as the Rays fell to the Marlins, 7-3.
A timely hit by Michael Perez allowed the Tampa Bay Rays to continue their winning ways against the Marlins on Friday, as they won the first game of the Citrus Series 2.0, 5-4.