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Really don't know what to do tonight -- put on my new "I'm a Tampa Bay Rays Frontrunner" T-shirt and root for my friend Joe Maddon to finish off the White Sox in Game 4 of the Division Series or go local with Sox starter and former Mount St. Joseph's pitcher Gavin Floyd (left).

It would be hard not to root for Gavin, who grew up in Severna Park, just a few blocks from the palatial Schmuck estate. He's coming off his breakthrough season (17-8, 3.84 ERA) and could build on that today (5:07 p.m. TBS) if he can outduel Rays right-hander Andy Sonnanstine (13-9, 4.38) at US Cellular Field.

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I've got no such internal conflict over the second game tonight (8:37 p.m. TBS) The Angels finally ended that 11-game postseason losing streak to the Red Sox with a tense 5-4 victory in extra innings last night at Fenway Park. The Angels can push the series back to Anaheim if they can get past Sox starter Jon Lester, but that will be no small accomplishment.

Lester has been terrific this year (16-6, 3.21) and he did not give up an earned run to the Angels in a strong seven-inning performance in the Division Series opener. Tonight's Angels starter, John Lackey, was no slouch in that game either, working into the seventh inning and giving up just four hits.

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