Thursday, December 14, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Angels Monday preview

Today: vs. Angels

1:10, Tropicana Field

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Tickets: $15-$275; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge of up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH Matt Moore (3-5, 5.04)

ANGELS: RH Nick Tropeano (3-2, 3.15)

On Moore: Has pitched at least six innings in his past five starts. Is 7-9 in 29 starts since returning from Tommy John surgery. Six of those wins have come during day games.

On Tropeano: Will be recalled from Triple A to face the Rays. Has a 3.25 ERA in 10 starts this season with Angels, the best ERA among their starting pitchers.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. TROPEANO

Curt Casali 2-for-2

Evan Longoria 2-for-3

Brad Miller 2-for-7, HR

Logan Morrison 1-for-4

ANGELS VS. MOORE

Yunel Escobar 2-for-8

Daniel Nava 0-for-3

Albert Pujols 2-for-8, HR

Mike Trout 2-for-8, HR

Welcome, Angels

Sunday ended a Rays stretch of 20 straight games against teams with winning records. The Rays have won four of their past five games and six of their past eight against the Angels. The Angels, though, have won three of their past four at the Trop.

On deck

Tuesday: vs. Angels, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (3-3, 3.91); Angels — RH Tim Lincecum (1-2, 6.75)

Wednesday: vs. Angels, 7:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (2-9, 5.33); Angels — RH Jered Weaver (6-7, 5.51)

Thursday: vs. Angels, 12:10 p.m. Rays — LH Blake Snell (1-2, 3.54); Angels — LH Hector Santiago (5-4, 4.93)

Friday: at Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (4-11, 4.50); Red Sox — RH Clay Buchholz (3-9, 5.91)

Roger Mooney, Times correspondent

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