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Rays-Astros Sunday preview

Today: vs. Astros

1:10, Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $26-300; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge of up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: Bucket Hat to all fans 14 and younger.

Probable pitchers

RAys: LH Matt Moore (2-4, 5.56)

astros: LH Dallas Keuchel (3-8, 5.44)

On Moore: Is 1-4 with a 6.49 ERA in his past nine starts. Opponents are batting .316 during that span. He is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two career starts vs. the Astros.

On Keuchel: Has not beaten the Rays in five career starts. Up and down this season but has a 3.98 ERA in past three starts — best three-start stretch to his season.

Key matchups

RAys VS. KEUCHEL

Desmond Jennings 1-for-10

Evan Longoria 4-for-12

Brad Miller 4-for-13

Steve Pearce 2-for-10, HR

ASTROS VS. MOORE

Jose Altuve 1-for-5, HR

Jason Castro 1-for-4

Marwin Gonzalez 0-for-2

Colby Rasmus 1-for-14

On deck

Monday: Off

Tuesday: vs. Mariners, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (3-3, 3.47); Mariners — RH Taijuan Walker (2-6, 3.94)

Wednesday: vs. Mariners, 7:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (2-7, 4.94); Mariners — RH Nathan Karns (5-2, 4.23)

Thursday: vs. Mariners, 1:10. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (4-0, 2.52); Mariners — RH Hisashi Iwakuma (4-5, 4.13)

Friday: vs. Giants, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (4-7, 4.61); Giants — RH Jeff Samardzija (7-4, 3.33)

Roger Mooney, Times correspondent

Rays-Astros Sunday preview 06/11/16 [Last modified: Saturday, June 11, 2016 9:29pm]
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