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Cora: Red Sox to start Nathan Eovaldi in ALDS Game 3 vs. Rays

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The Boston Red Sox will turn to the reliable Nathan Eovaldi to start Sunday's Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park.

The Sox enter Friday night's Game 2 trailing the series 1-0 after being shutout 5-0 in Thursday night's Game 1 at Tropicana Field. Eduardo Rodriguez lasted just 1 2/3 innings in the series opener. Chris Sale will take the mound to begin Game 2.

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Eovaldi last pitched in the AL Wild Card Game against the rival New York Yankees on Tuesday. He gave up just four hits and one earned run over 5 1/3 innings as the Red Sox eliminated the Yankees with a 6-2 victory.

Eovaldi has a 1.63 ERA in seven career postseason appearances.