For starters: Lineups vs. Red Sox for homestand finale
The Rays and Red Sox return today to the Trop for a quick turnaround after last night’s 11-inning affair won by the Rays 4-3 on a walk-off error.
The getaway matinee features a matchup between Jake Odorizzi, who has been one of the major league’s top pitchers since the All-Star Break, vs. lefty Drew Pomeranz, who was acquired from San Diego in July to help Boston’s playoff push.
Odorizzi’s 1.64 ERA during the second half of the season is the lowest post-All-Star Break ERA in team history and the second lowest this season in the majors behind the 1.52 ERA of Kyle Hendricks of the Cubs.
Pomeranz is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in his last four starts. He is 4-1 in his last six road starts.
The Rays bullpen is bolstered by RHP Tyler Sturdevant, who was recalled after last night’s game. To make room, INF Richie Shaffer was optioned back to Durham.
The Rays have won seven of their last 10, including 6-3 on this homestand.
The Red Sox have won 10 of their last 13. They begin the day tied with the Blue Jays for first place in the AL East.
The Rays fly to Houston after the game for the three-game weekend series. The road trip continues Monday with three games in Boston.
Here are the lineups:
Pomeranz LHP (10-9, 2.95)
Odorizzi RHP (8-5, 3.63)