A.L.D.S. Game 2: Rays vs. Red Sox, Tigers vs. Athletics

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The National League Division Series are all tied up. Saturday, we'll find out if the American League series will be the same.

We finally got a close, competitive game in this year's playoffs -- only took four days and nearly till midnight Chicago time. The Tigers held on to their three-run, first-inning lead and beat the A's 3-2 to take a 1-0 lead in their series.

Meanwhile, the Red Sox blew out the Rays at Fenway Park and lead that series 1-0. The National League series take the day off for travel and will resume Sunday.

The Tampa Bay/Boston game begins at 4:30 p.m. CT; the Detroit/Oakland game begins at 8 p.m. CT.

Here are the pitching matchups for today's games:

Rays/Red Sox:


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - David Price 10-8 27 27 4 0 0 0 186.2 178 78 69 16 27 151 3.33 1.10


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - John Lackey 10-13 29 29 2 0 0 0 189.1 179 80 74 26 40 161 3.52 1.16

Lineups for early game...

Rays:

DeJesus LF, Myers RF, Loney 1B, Longoria 3B, Zobrist 2B, Jennings CF, Young DH, Escobar SS, Molina C

Red Sox:

Ellsbury CF, Victorino RF, Pedroia 2B, Ortiz DH, Napoli 1B, Gomes LF, Middlebrooks 3B, Drew SS, Ross C

Tigers/Athletics:


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Justin Verlander 13-12 34 34 0 0 0 0 218.1 212 94 84 19 75 217 3.46 1.31


W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2013 - Sonny Gray 4-3 11 9 0 0 0 0 59.0 48 22 19 4 17 59 2.90 1.10

Both of today's games are on TBS. Announcers: Brian Anderson, Joe Simpson, John Smoltz and Rachel Nichols for Red Sox/Rays; Don Orsillo, Dennis Eckersley, Buck Martinez and David Aldridge for Tigers/Athletics.

MLB.com Gameday for Tigers/Athletics

MLB.com Gameday for Rays/Red Sox

Baseball-reference.com game preview for Rays/Red Sox

Baseball-reference.com game preview for Tigers/Athletics

SB Nation game preview for Rays/Red Sox

SB Nation game preview for Tigers/Athletics

SB Nation Rays site: Drays Bay

SB Nation Red Sox site: Over The Monster

SB Nation Tigers site: Bless You Boys

SB Nation Athletics site: Athletics Nation

This will serve as your one and only game thread for both of today's games. Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.

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