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Rays-A's Saturday preview

Tonight: at A's

When/where: 9:05, Oakland Coliseum

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Drew Smyly (2-11, 5.64)

A's: RH Kendall Graveman (6-6, 4.25)

On Smyly: Is 0-7 over his past 10 starts, winless since May 16. Has highest ERA of any pitcher in majors with 90-plus innings. Is 1-2, 6.87 in six games (three starts) vs. A's, 1-2, 4.91 in Oakland.

On Graveman: Is 5-0, 3.29 over his past nine starts. Was 1-6, 5.36 over his first nine. Is 2-3, 2.91 at home; 4-3, 5.25 away from Oakland. Is 1-1, 2.04 in three starts vs. Rays, including a May loss.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Graveman

Brandon Guyer 2-for-5

Kevin Kiermaier 1-for-6

Evan Longoria 2-for-9

Brad Miller 2-for-7. HR

A's vs. Smyly

Billy Butler 7-for-16. HR

Coco Crisp 4-for-9

Marcus Semien 1-for-5

Danny Valencia 3-for-15

On deck

Sunday: at A's, 4:05. Rays — LH Blake Snell (1-4, 3.69); A's — RH Jesse Hahn (2-4, 6.49)

Monday: Off

Tuesday: at Dodgers, 10:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (5-13, 4.60); Dodgers — RH Bud Norris (5-8, 4.93)

Wednesday: at Dodgers, 3:10. Rays — LH Matt Moore (5-7, 4.33); Dodgers — RH Brandon McCarthy (2-0, 1.61)

Thursday: OFF

Friday: vs. Yankees, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (4-5, 4.39); Yankees — TBA

July 30: vs. Yankees, 6:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (2-11, 5.64); Yankees — TBA

July 31: vs. Yankees, 1:10. Rays — LH Blake Snell (2-4, 3.11); Yankees — TBA

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Rays-A's Saturday preview 07/22/16 [Last modified: Friday, July 22, 2016 11:10pm]
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