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BOSTON (CBS) – The Boston Red Sox are back in the playoffs for the first time in four years, taking on the Tampa Bay Rays in the ALDS.
The Red Sox and Rays are familiar foes, with Boston taking 12 of the 19 regular season matchups this season. But all of that means little in the postseason.
The series gets underway on Friday with Jon Lester (15-8, 3.75 ERA) on the hill for Boston, opposed by Tampa ace Matt Moore (17-4, 3.29 ERA).
Here is how the WBZ-TV, WBZ NewsRadio 1030, 98.5 The Sports Hub and CBSBostonsports.com team sees the series playing out:
|WBZ NewsRadio1030||Walt Perkins||Red Sox in 5|
|WBZ-TV||Steve Burton||Red Sox in 5|
|WBZ-TV||Dan Roche||Red Sox in 4|
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Fred Toucher||Rays in 4|
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Rich Shertenlieb||Red Sox in 3|
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Jon Wallach||Red Sox in 5|
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Scott Zolak||Rays in 4|
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Andy Gresh||Red Sox in 5
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Rob “Hardy” Poole||Red Sox in 5|
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Michael Felger||Red Sox in 5|
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Tony Massarotti||Red Sox in 5|
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Marc Bertrand||Red Sox in 4|
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Adam Jones||Red Sox in 4|
|98.5 The Sports Hub||Rich Keefe||Red Sox in 4|
We’ve made our picks, now it’s your turn. Let us know who you think will be heading to the ALCS in the comments section below.