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What channel Red Sox vs. Rays is on and how to watch via live online stream

We go over how you can watch Tuesday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays on ESPN+.

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Adam Conley and Mike Zunino of the Tampa Bay Rays shake hands after defeating the Boston Red Sox 6-1 at Tropicana Field on August 30, 2021 in St Petersburg, Florida. Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

ESPN+ will host Tuesday’s matchup between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays with first pitch set for 7:10 p.m. ET. The game will take place at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida, and will also air on NESN in the Red Sox market and on Bally Sports Sun in the Rays market.

If you aren’t around a TV to check out this MLB matchup, you can stream the game via WatchESPN or the ESPN app. But keep in mind — you’ll need a subscription to ESPN+. You can subscribe to ESPN+ on the ESPN website, where you can get a monthly subscription for $5.99, or get the ESPN/Disney/Hulu bundle for $13.99 per month.

The Rays extended their win streak to 8 games with a victory in Game 1 of their series vs. the Red Sox on Monday night. Tampa Bay now has a 7-game lead in the AL East over the New York Yankees in second place. Boston is 9 games back of the Rays entering Tuesday and could be looking at a virtually impossible road to winning the division.

Ryan Yarbrough is expected to start for the Rays while the Red Sox have yet to name a starter for the game. Boston could go for a bullpen game before starting Chris Sale on Wednesday. Either way, it’s must-win territory for the Red Sox, who are 2.0 games up on the Oakland Athletic’s for the final Wild Card spot from the AL.