Sunday, June 17, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-A's Sunday preview

Today: at A's

4:05, Oakland Coliseum

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 1550-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH Blake Snell (1-4, 3.69)

A'S: RH Jesse Hahn (2-4, 6.49)

On Snell: Coming off impressive six-inning outing at Colorado, allowing one hit while fanning nine. Has 36 strikeouts in 372/3 innings over his seven starts. Has not faced A's.

On Hahn: Former Rays prospect was traded to Padres then A's. Is being called up from Triple A, where he was 1-5, 3.63 ERA in 12 starts following June 10 demotion.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. HAHN

Corey Dickerson 2-for-4, HR

Brad Miller 0-for-6

Logan Morrison 1-for-7

A'S VS. SNELL

None have faced

Control artists

Friday marked just the sixth time in the expansion era (since 1961) that opposing starters both pitched at least eight shutout innings without a walk:

JULY 22, 2016

Rays Jake Odorizzi 8 IP

A's Sean Manaea 8 IP

SEPT. 17, 2002

Angels Jarrod Washburn 8 IP

A's Mark Mulder 9 IP

JULY 13, 2001

Royals Chad Durbin 8 IP

Pirates Todd Ritchie 9 IP

JULY 6, 1995

Dodgers Tom Candiotti 8 IP

Braves Greg Maddux 8 IP

SEPT. 24, 1992

Mets Bret Saberhagen 8 IP

Cards Bob Tewksbury 8 IP

APRIL 10, 1980

Yankees Ron Guidry 9 IP

Rangers Jon Matlack 9 IP

Source: Rays

On deck

Monday: Off

Tuesday: at Dodgers, 10:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (5-13, 4.60); Dodgers — RH Bud Norris (5-9, 4.56)

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