This early season showdown series between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays should answer alot of questions - for both teams.

How good is the Rays pitching staff this year? Do they have enough offense to stay in the hunt for the division?

For the Red Sox - can Jackie Bradley Jr hit the TB pitchers? Can Sox pitchers contain Evan Longoria? Can new skipper John Farrell match up strategy moves with Rays manager Joe Maddon?

Because of the Friday night rainout, the series will now be a three game thing with games including the annual Patriots Day holiday morning game on Monday.