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Rays-Blue Jays Monday preview

Tonight: at Blue Jays

7:07, Rogers Centre, Toronto

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

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Jake Odorizzi (6-5, 3.70)

BLUE JAYS: RH R.A. Dickey (8-12, 4.49)

On Odorizzi: Hasn't allowed a run in past three starts, spanning 202/3 innings. Is 1-0 with 2.04 ERA in three starts this season against Jays. Is 2-2, 5.27 in five career starts at Toronto.

On Dickey: Among league leaders in losses and home runs (26). Is 8-9 with 4.33 ERA lifetime against Rays, including 1-1, 5.73 this season in two starts.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. DICKEY

Logan Forsythe 6-for-23

Kevin Kiermaier 6-for-26, HR

Evan Longoria 14-for-49, 2 HRs

Steven Souza Jr. 3-for-11, HR

JAYS VS. ODORIZZI

Jose Bautista 1-for-19

Josh Donaldson 3-for-14, 3 HRs

Edwin Encarnacion 2-for-22

Kevin Pillar 4-for-14, HR

Home grown homers

C Bobby Wilson became the second Pinellas County native to homer for the Rays, joining his Seminole High teammate Casey Kotchman. Kotchman hit 10 for the Rays in 2011. Wilson's homer Saturday was his first in two-plus years playing for the Rays.

On deck

Tuesday: at Toronto, 7:07. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (3-11, 5.14); Blue Jays — RH Marco Estrada (7-4, 2.92)

Roger Mooney, Times staff writer

Rays-Blue Jays Monday preview 08/07/16 [Last modified: Sunday, August 7, 2016 8:31pm]
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