Today's Rays-Red Sox game moved to 1:05

Saturday's game between the Rays and the Red Sox has been changed to 1:05 p.m. ET because of expected lengthy periods of rain in the Boston area from Saturday evening into Sunday, with temperatures in the 40s.

The two clubs consulted with Major League Baseball, and the three parties agreed that moving the game from its originally scheduled 7:10 p.m. ET start time would offer the best chance to get the contest in that day.

The starting pitchers for the game will remain the same, with Boston's Chris Sale slated to face Tampa Bay's Blake Snell. The daytime meeting between the two clubs will be televised on NESN for those in the Boston area, Fox Sports Sun for those in the Tampa Bay area and MLB.TV for out-of-market viewers.

Those who purchased tickets to the originally scheduled game will be able to use the same tickets for the afternoon contest.

Oliver Macklin is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington, D.C. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.