Saturday, December 16, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Athletics Friday preview

Tonight: at A's

10:05, Oakland (Calif.) Coliseum

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Jake Odorizzi (4-5, 4.39)

A'S: LH Sean Manaea (3-5, 5.13

On Odorizzi: Snapped six-start winless streak Sunday in beating Orioles. Completed six innings for just eighth time in 20 starts. Is 0-2, 6.14 in three starts vs. A's, including May 13 at Trop.

On Manaea: Former top Royals prospect acquired in Ben Zobrist deal. Made five-inning relief outing Sunday. Is 1-1, 3.18 in four games since DL stint. Is 3-2, 3.93 at home, 0-3, 7.89 away from Oakland.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. MANAEA

None have faced

A'S VS. ODORIZZI

Billy Butler 2-for-8

Coco Crisp 2-for-6

Marcus Semien 3-for-4, HR

Danny Valencia 2-for-8, HR

Extra special

Evan Longoria logged his 50th extra-base hit Wednesday, the sixth player in the majors to get there. Here is a historical look at how long it took top third basemen to get to 50, since 1913:

Player, team, year Games

Alex Rodriguez, Yankees 200783

Ken Keltner, Indians, 1941 87

Miguel Cabrera, Tigers, 2013 88

Troy Glaus, Angels, 2000 88

Hank Blalock, Rangers, 2004 90

Red Rolfe, Yankees, 1936 94

Evan Longoria, Rays, 2016 94

Source: Rays

On deck

Saturday: at A's, 9:05. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (2-11, 5.64); A's — RH Kendall Graveman (6-6, 4.25)

Sunday: at A's, 4:05. Rays — LH Blake Snell (2-4, 3.11); 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 — TBA

Wednesday: at Dodgers, 3:10. Rays — LH Matt Moore (5-7, 4.33); Dodgers — TBA

Thursday: Off

Rays disabled list

• RHP Brad Boxberger, left oblique strain, eligible June 16, on rehab, targeting late July

• RHP Alex Cobb, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting mid August

• OF Desmond Jennings, left hamstring strain, eligible July 16, targeting late July

• OF Mikie Mahtook, left hand fracture, eligible July 6, targeting August

• RHP Chase Whitley, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting mid August

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

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