In the rubber match of this three-game series at Tropicana Field, the Red Sox will be looking to win behind their ace, David Price. In his last outing, David Price, well, sucked. Price allowed six runs on 12 hits in just 2.1 innings, which is one of the shortest outings of his career. However, because of a fantastic comeback by the Red Sox in the ninth inning, Price escaped the game without taking the loss. Price's ERA is now 4.68, which is a far cry from his career 3.19 ERA since 2008. Nonetheless, Price was able to put together eight straight quality starts before Friday night's implosion against the Rangers. Hopefully he will be able to mow down his former team in this weak Tampa Bay lineup.
The Rays will be sending Matt Moore to the mound, who has been shaky since the start of the season. Moore sports a 3-5 record and a 5.04 ERA, which could become even worse against this stout Red Sox lineup. In his last four starts, Moore has been able to go at least six innings, but when you are on a terrible team, it doesn't really matter (see his five straight losses).