The Rays and Red Sox have played 24 times this year, but those first 24 meetings will officially mean nothing when they take the field in Tampa tonight shortly after 8 pm EST (click here to follow along on the AOL Sports Scoreboard) for Game 7 of the American League Championship Series. Matt Garza and Jon Lester will be taking the hill for their respective squads as one of the most heated burgeoning rivalries in baseball will play itself out tonight.
Through six games, this series has had everything. The young Rays are growing up on a national stage, as they've been swatting home runs all series long and ran out to a 3-1 lead. The Red Sox fought back with one of the most memorable comebacks in playoff history in Game 5, then won Game 6 to set the stage for this ultimate showdown at Tropicana Field tonight. The Red Sox have all the momentum and their ace on the mound, but the Rays haven't backed down from any challenge the Sox have thrown their way all year.
How's this one going to play out? Join us for a live chat tonight starting at 7:45pm EST while we see how it unfolds.