Sunday, September 23, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays at Athletics, 10:05 p.m. Monday, Oakland, Calif.

Tonight: at Athletics

10:05, Oakland Coliseum

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM

Rays info: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Jake Odorizzi (5-4, 4.63)

Athletics: RH Daniel Gossett (1-4, 6.23

On Odorizzi: Coming off rough finish to inconsistent first half, allowing seven runs to Red Sox on July 7. Has allowed 20 HRs, fourth most in AL, and in 23 straight games. Is 0-2, 3.97 vs. A's.

On Gossett: Makes seventh start since June 14 promotion. Has allowed eight homers in 301/3 innings but only five walks. Was 3-3, 3.41 in 11 starts at Triple A. Coming off loss to Mariners.

Rays vs. gossett

Rays vs. Gossett

None have faced.

a's vs. odorizzi

Yonder Alonso 1-for-5

Khris Davis 2-for-8, HR

Rajai Davis 1-for-2

Jed Lowrie 0-for-6

Marcus Semien 3-for-4, HR

On deck

Tuesday: at A's, 10:05. Rays, LH Blake Snell (0-5, 4.85); A's, RH Chris Smith (0-0, 4.50)

Wednesday: at A's, 3:35. Rays, RH Jake Faria (4-0, 2.00); A's, RH Sonny Gray (5-4, 3.72)

Thursday: Off

Friday: vs. Rangers, 7:10. Rays, RH Alex Cobb (8-6, 3.59); Rangers, RH Yu Darvish (6-8, 3.45)

Saturday: vs. Rangers, 7:10. Rays, RH Chris Archer (7-5, 3.91); Rangers, RH Andrew Cashner (4-7, 3.54)

Sunday: vs. Rangers, 1:10. Rays, RH Jake Odorizzi (5-4, 4.63); Rangers, RH Tyson Ross (2-1, 5.33)

Comments
Rays journal: Blue Jays spoil wild-card bid

Rays journal: Blue Jays spoil wild-card bid

TORONTO — There was no drama, no emotional rescues after Saturday's game.After feeling, appropriately, crushed after they gave away Thursday's game, blowing a six-run lead in the ninth, then bouncing back Friday, the Rays on Saturday faced a st...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Saturday’s Rays-Blue Jays game

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Saturday’s Rays-Blue Jays game

OF Tommy Pham insists he doesn't feel locked in at the plate. Interesting, since it's hard to imagine he could get much hotter: 345 in 31 games since coming to the Rays and .402 while reaching base in 24 straight games, a career best and current AL h...
Updated: 7 hours ago
20 things about Mr. 20 Blake Snell, including, yes, blocking his mom on his phone

20 things about Mr. 20 Blake Snell, including, yes, blocking his mom on his phone

TORONTO — Twenty things about Blake Snell as he takes the mound Sunday for the first time as a 20-game winner.Snell …• Is the first 20-game winner in the majors since 2016.• Will have the fewest innings of any 20-game winner i...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Rays Tales: And the winners are …

Rays Tales: And the winners are …

This season won't end up among the most successful in the Rays' 21-year franchise history, but I'd make the case it might be the most interesting.From the winter/spring purge of the veterans, dire predictions for 100-plus losses, frigid 1-8/4-13 star...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Rays lose again to Jays, 5-2, end is in sight

Rays lose again to Jays, 5-2, end is in sight

TORONTO – Friday's bounce back didn't carry over for the Rays, and after a 5-2 loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday, they are close to being officially bounced from the race for the final American League playoff spot.The Rays opened the series in ...
Updated: 9 hours ago
For starters: Rays at Blue Jays, with Meadows in the lineup

For starters: Rays at Blue Jays, with Meadows in the lineup

UPDATE, 2:41: Cash said Kiermaier was "a little banged up" from a slide on Thursday so he gave him the day off vs. the lefty but is available, and that allowed Meadows to be in the lineup. … Cash also said Ji-Man Choi, who left Friday's game wi...
Published: 09/22/18
Rays bounce back big after a debacle

Rays bounce back big after a debacle

TORONTO — The way the Rays played Friday — all nine innings, lesson learned — in beating the Jays 11-3 provided the best answer on how, or even if, they could rebound from the crushing loss the night before that all but ended their ...
Published: 09/21/18
Updated: 09/22/18
Rays journal: Carlos Gomez says ump should’ve been ejected

Rays journal: Carlos Gomez says ump should’ve been ejected

TORONTO — After unleashing a Twitter rant criticizing umpire Andy Fletcher's work behind the plate Thursday, Rays OF Carlos Gomez doubled down on his comments, saying he was even more upset about how Fletcher treated him when questioning a thir...
Published: 09/21/18
Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Friday’s Rays-Blue Jays game

Marc Topkin’s takeaways from Friday’s Rays-Blue Jays game

Mallex Smith has his moments in the outfield, but he can produce highlights. He made two dazzling catches Friday. On one he went running and sliding across the foul line; on the other he crashed into the rightfield wall, though twisting his right ank...
Published: 09/21/18
Rays Carlos Gomez doubles down on criticism of umpire

Rays Carlos Gomez doubles down on criticism of umpire

After unleashing a Twitter rant criticizing umpire Andy Fletcher's work behind the plate in Thursday's game, Rays OF Carlos Gomez doubled down  in his comments Friday, saying he was even more upset about how Fletcher treated him when questioning...
Published: 09/21/18