It’s on!

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – So just how tight were the White Sox players? Well, 10 minutes before the game, Mark Buehrle stole the mascots four-wheeler and rode it into the outfield to a chorus of boos.

Manager Ozzie Guillen had his usual scouting meeting with the club before the game, but also told them he didn’t come here to play a few games – win or lose – pour some champagne on their heads and go home. No, Guillen said the goal is to win the World Series – period.

Here are the starting lineups:

SOX

Cabrera

Wise

Dye

Thome

Konerko

Griffey

Ramirez

Pierzynski

Uribe

Vazquez

RAYS

Iwamura

Upton

Pena

Longoria

Crawford

Floyd

Navarro

Gross

Bartlett

J. Shields

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