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Rays-Angels Thursday preview

Today: vs. Angels

12:10, Tropicana Field

TV/radio: MLB Network; 620-AM

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.

Promotion: Cheer sticks for kids 14 and under, $15 press level tickets for seniors.

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH Blake Snell (1-2, 3.54)

ANGELS: LH Hector Santiago (5-4, 4.93)

On Snell: Has made five starts, allowing 44 baserunners — 29 hits, 15 walks — in 252/3 innings. Focusing on attacking zone, with only 58.6 percent of his pitches as strikes. First start vs. Angels.

On Santiago: Coming off win over Red Sox, allowing one unearned run in six innings. Has allowed 40 walks in 911/3 innings. Former White Sox pitcher is 0-0, 8.38 in three games vs. Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. SANTIAGO

Oswaldo Arcia 0-for-6

Hank Conger 1-for-3, HR

Evan Longoria 4-for-6

Brad Miller 3-for-9

ANGELS VS. SNELL

None have faced

On deck

Friday: at Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (4-11, 4.50); Red Sox — RH Sean O'Sullivan (2-0, 6.61)

Saturday: at Red Sox, 4:05. Rays — LH Matt Moore (5-5, 4.54); Red Sox — RH Rick Porcello (10-2, 3.82)

Sunday: at Red Sox, 1:35. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (3-4, 4.33); Red Sox — LH David Price (8-6, 4.64)

Monday-Thursday: All-Star break

Friday, July 15: vs. Orioles, 7:10. Rays — TBA; Orioles — TBA

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Rays-Angels Thursday preview 07/06/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 11:09pm]
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