This isn’t something you can really quantify, but both teams have players with extensive playoff experience. The Rays won the AL East in 2010 and made the playoffs as a wild card in 2011 and this season. They made it to the World Series in 2008 by defeating the Red Sox. The Sox last won it all in 2007, and Dustin Pedroia (pictured), David Ortiz, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Jon Lester were a part of those teams. The Sox missed the playoffs the last three seasons.