The Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox return to action Friday night at Tropicana Field in Tampa, Fla. The Rays have a 1-0 lead in the 2021 ALDS series after beating the Red Sox 5-0 on Thursday. Randy Arozarena starred in the game, scoring three points including a home steal.
The first pitch for ALDS Game 2 is 7:02 p.m. ET. FS1 will provide the TV broadcast and a live broadcast will be available through FOX Live or the Bally Sports app. If you don’t have a cable connection, you can get a trial on YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the game.
Game 2 features Chris Sale and Shane Baz starting for Boston and Tampa respectively. Sale missed the first half of the season as he wrapped up his recovery from Tommy John surgery. He made nine starts for the Red Sox after returning in August, although he missed a week due to a positive COVID-19 test. Sale finished the regular season 5-1 with a 3.16 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP. He’s faced Tampa twice in that streak, pitching 9.2 innings and allowing seven runs, but only three earned.
Baz was called up in September and is having an impressive start to his big league career. He made three regular season starts and went 2-0 with a 2.03 ERA and 0.68 WHIP in 13.1 innings pitched. He hasn’t faced Boston in any of his three starts.
Red Sox vs. Rays Game 2 ALDS TV Info
Dated: Friday October 8
First step: 7:02 p.m. ET
Site: Tropicana Field, Tampa, Florida
TV channel: FS1
Direct: FOX Live, Bally Sports app