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Red Sox-Rays rained out, make-up set for Monday at Fenway

07.25.13 at 7:39 pm ET
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Rain forced a postponement of Thursday's series finale  between the Red Sox and Rays at Fenway Park. (Mike Petraglia/WEEI.com)

Rain forced a postponement of Thursday’s series finale between the Red Sox and Rays at Fenway Park. (Mike Petraglia/WEEI.com)

Thursday’s series finale between the Red Sox and Rays was rained out at Fenway Park. The game will be made up Monday night at 6:10 p.m. at Fenway.

The lights came on at Fenway Park at 6 p.m., about one hour before first pitch the tarp remains on the field as steady showers, which began around 4 p.m., continued in the immediate area of Fenway Park.

With the window of dry weather too small in between heavy pockets of rain on the radar, the decision was made by the umpires and Major League Baseball to postpone until Monday, a mutual day off for both clubs. The Rays are in New York to take on the Yankees this weekend while the Red Sox will be in Baltimore before returning home for a homestand that originally set to begin on Tuesday against Seattle.

The decision to postpone was taken out of the hands of the Red Sox and placed in the authority of the umpires and Major League Baseball since Thursday marked the final trip in Boston this season for Tampa Bay.

John Lackey was scheduled to oppose Jeremy Hellickson in the series wrap-up. The Rays won two of the first three to close Boston’s lead in the division to a half-game before Thursday’s washout.

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