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The Boston Red Sox suddenly face what is almost a must-win game on Tuesday night as they host the Tampa Bay Rays. Boston is down 2-1 in the series and now must count on veteran knuckleballer Tim Wakefield to get them even in the series. Tampa will counter with Andy Sonnanstine.
The outcome of the American League Championship Series could be decided by the pitching of Josh Beckett. If he pitches like he did last year then the Red Sox may end up in the World Series again. If he pitches like he has down the stretch then anything is possible. Beckett gave up nine hits and four runs in his start against the Angels in the ALDS. In the postseason Beckett has been great in the past.
Two teams that know each other very well meet in the American League Championship Series. Boston and Tampa Bay met 18 times this season and the Rays won 10 while the Red Sox won 8. Game 1 of the ALCS is on Friday and matches Boston’s Daisuke Matsuzaka against Tampa Bay’s James Shields.