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Red Sox vs Rays live stream is here: How to watch the ALDS Game 2 online

Chris Sale and Shane Baz will duel in the Red Sox vs Rays live stream
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Tonight's Red Sox vs Rays live stream has Boston looking to bounce back from a 5-0 game one loss in Tampa. Meanwhile, the Rays hand the ball to another young arm for this MLB live stream before shipping up to Boston.

Red Sox vs Rays live stream

The Red Sox vs Rays live stream takes place today (Friday, October 8).
• Time — 7:02 p.m. ET / 4:03 p.m. PT / 12:02 a.m. BST
• U.S. — Watch on FS1 via Sling  
• U.K. — Watch on BT Sport
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The Rays jumped out quickly in game one of their ALDS with the Red Sox, scoring two runs on Eduardo Rodriguez in the first inning. Then they added to that lead in the third when Nelson Cruz smashed a towering solo homer to right center. In fact, it “towered” so much that it hit the roof of Tropicana Field and was ruled a home run despite not leaving the yard. Randy Arozarena follow with a solo homer in the fifth (that one did leave the park) and then he stole home in the seventh.

Chris Sale starts for the Red Sox against the Ray’s Shane Baz for game two. Sale was coming back from Tommy John surgery and didn’t make his 2021 debut until August 14th. He went on to make nine starts this season going 5-1 with a 3.16 ERA. Two of his starts did come against Tampa, both in the first week of September. The Lefty went 1-1 in those starts and only allowed three earned runs total over 9.2 innings, but also surrendered 16 hits. Baz, a 22-year-old rookie made just three starts this season allowing just three runs total.

The Red Sox hope to have better luck against Baz than they did against the youngster they faced in game one and they will have some extra help tonight.  J.D. Martinez is set to make his return after suffering an ankle injury in the regular season finale. Martinez hit 28 homers this year while batting .286 with a .349 on-base percentage. The Red Sox can use all the help they can get after mustering just five hits in game one and only getting a runner to third twice.  

The Rays are 1.5-run favorites against the Red Sox. The over/under is 7.5 runs.

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Red Sox vs Rays live streams in the US

In the US, Red Sox vs Rays is going to be broadcast on Fox Sports 1, which is available with most cable packages and on one of best streaming services: Sling TV

In the U.S., the Red Sox vs Rays game is today (Oct. 8) at 7:02 p.m. ET. 

You'll want to get at least Sling Blue + Sports Extra for the post-season, as this $46 per month combo will get you everything you need for the post season with local Fox affiliates (when available), TBS, FS1 and the MLB Network. Want ESPN? Upgrade to the Sling Orange & Blue + Sports Extra ($61 per month total) for that network.

Sling TV

Sling TV's $46 Sling Blue + Sports Extra is the best option for streaming the whole MLB post-season, with Fox in select markets, MLB Network, ESPN and the Turner channels including TBS.

Red Sox vs Rays live streams in the UK

You can watch Red Sox vs Rays live stream across the pond, even if it starts a little after midnight, 12:02 a.m. local BST Saturday morning. Those in the U.K. will want BT Sport, for Fox Sports 1's coverage of the game.  

Another option for non-BT subscribers is the BT Sport Monthly Pass (£25), which lets you watch via an app for a fixed time, with no need for a lengthy commitment.

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Red Sox vs Rays live streams in Canada

Canadian baseball fans can watch Red Sox vs Rays live streams in Canada on SportsNet 1.

Marc Farzetta

Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.