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Rays starting lineup for ALDS Game 1 vs. Red Sox

We go over Tampa Bay’s batting order and defense for the opener at home vs. Boston on Thursday.

Wander Franco #5 of the Tampa Bay Rays in action against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on October 03, 2021 in New York City. New York Yankees defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 1-0. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

The Tampa Bay Rays announced their starting lineup and batting order for Game 1 of the ALDS vs. the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night at Tropicana Field in Tampa, Florida. The game is set for first pitch at 8:07 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1. Below is the Rays lineup for Game 1:

Randy Arozarena, LF
Wander Franco, SS
Brandon Lowe, 2B
Nelson Cruz, DH
Yandy Diaz, 3B
Jordan Luplow, 1B
Manuel Margot, RF
Mike Zunino, C
Kevin Kiermaier, CF

The Rays enter Game 1 vs. the Red Sox as -160 favorites on the moneyline on DraftKings Sportsbook. The over/under is set at 7.5 with Shane McClanahan on the hill for Tampa and lefty Eduardo Rodriguez going for the Sox.