Saturday, February 17, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

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 (9-6, 3.86)

JAYS: LH Francisco Liriano (7-12, 5.37)

On Odorizzi: Coming off rough outing vs. O's, allowing seven runs in four innings. Is 6-1, 2.80 in 10 starts since All-Star break. Is 3-2, 3.34 in 10 starts vs. Jays.

On Liriano: Acquired from Pirates at trade deadline; is 1-1, 4.38 with Jays. Makes first start since Aug. 26 after bullpen stint. Is 2-3, 5.32 in nine games vs. Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. LIRIANO

Logan Forsythe 2-for-4

Evan Longoria 5-for-16

Alexei Ramirez 14-for-33

BLUE JAYS VS. ODORIZZI

Jose Bautista 2-for-22

Josh Donaldson 4-for-17, 3 HRs

Edwin Encarnacion 4-for-25, HR

Devon Travis 5-for-9

Power ball

The Rays are taking aim at the franchise record for homers in a season:

Year HRs

2009 199

2016 194

2006 190

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