Red Sox open ALDS Friday at 3 p.m.

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Game 1 of the American League Division Series on Friday will be at 3:07 p.m. at Fenway Park.

The unusual start time is a product of four playoff games being held that day in three time zones and Major League Baseball trying to avoid an overlap.

Game 2 will be at 5:37 p.m. on Saturday. Both games will be on TBS.

The Red Sox will play the winner of Wednesday’s wild-card playoff game at Cleveland. The Indians will host the Rays, who defeated the Rangers in Monday’s tiebreaker. That game, also on TBS, will start at 8:07 p.m.

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