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Rays: Archer's Yankees shutout connection, Roberts misses family, Myers' after-break tear

Rays vs. Giants

When/where: 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $14-$210, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster,, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Chris Archer (6-3, 2.39)

Giants: LH Madison Bumgarner (10-6, 2.76)

On Archer: Was 4-0 with 0.73 ERA over five July starts, allowing only 17 hits over 37 innings. The ERA was second best in the majors and best ever for a rookie in July. Has not faced the Giants.

On Bumgarner: The 24-year-old All-Star has been the most consistent Giant, working seven or more innings his past eight outings and with 15 quality starts. Has a 14-inning scoreless streak. First start against Rays.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Bumgarner

Kelly Johnson 6-for-17

James Loney 2-for-10

Giants vs. Archer

Jeff Francoeur 0-for-3

On deck

Saturday: vs. Giants, 7:10, Sun Sports. Rays — David Price (6-5, 3.57); Giants — Tim Lincecum (5-11, 4.61)

Sunday: vs. Giants, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — Roberto Hernandez (6-11, 4.71); Giants — TBA

Monday: Off

Tuesday: at Diamondbacks, 9:40, Sun Sports. Rays — Jeremy Hellickson (10-4, 4.60); Diamondback — TBA

Rays disabled list

• LHP Matt Moore, elbow soreness, 15-day, eligible Aug. 13

• RHP Jesse Crain, shoulder strain, 15-day, eligible July 14

• RHP Alex Cobb, concussion, 15-day, eligible July 1

• RHP Brandon Gomes, right lat strain, 60-day, eligible May 22

• RHP Jeff Niemann, shoulder surgery, 60-day, out for the season

• RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, elbow surgery, 60-day, out until September

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

All in the family

RHP Chris Archer's complete-game shutout at Yankee Stadium on Sunday created all kinds of historical notations, including this one: The last of the seven pitchers before Archer to shut out the Yankees at home allowing two or fewer hits and no walks was none other than Neil Allen, the Rays' Triple-A pitching coach who has worked with Archer parts of the past three seasons.

Family matters

Shuttling between the Rays and Triple-A Durham the past month and a half, INF Ryan Roberts (left) said one of the toughest parts has been missing his wife, Kim, and kids, Hudsyn, 3, and Lyric, 10 months, who have remained at their Dallas-area home. However, they will be in town this weekend. "Thank God for Facetime (video through his phone)," Roberts said. "Otherwise I don't know what I'd do. Pictures aren't enough sometime."

Stats of the day

.447 Rookie OF Wil Myers' majors-best average since the All-Star break

12 Consecutive non-losing series by Rays

Rays: Archer's Yankees shutout connection, Roberts misses family, Myers' after-break tear 08/01/13 [Last modified: Thursday, August 1, 2013 10:46pm]
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