The Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox are the bottom two teams in the American League East as they prepare to start a three-game series on Friday. When Sunday's game is done, there's a good chance the loser of the series may well decide to stick a fork in 2014 and begin to rebuild for next season.
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