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Rays-Blue Jays preview

Rays vs. Blue Jays

When/where: 3:10 today, Tropicana Field

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 1250-AM, 1550-AM (Spanish)

Tickets: $7-$275, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster,, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: Raymond Halloween mask for kids 14 and under

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH Matt Moore (2-4, 5.84)

JAYS: LH Mark Buehrle (15-7, 3.82) or RHP Drew Hutchison (13-5, 5.47)

On Moore: Coming off a third straight solid start of pitching into the seventh inning. Is 1-1, 3.26 in five starts since rejoining Rays following month-long stint in Triple-A Durham. Is 4-2, 3.27 in eight games vs. Jays.

On Jays: Are considering bringing back Buehrle, who started Friday, so he can get the two innings he needs for 15th straight season of 200. Hutchison is Lakeland product who last worked Thursday.

Key matchups


Jose Bautista 3-for-10, HR

E. Encarnacion 4-for-12, HR

Russell Martin 3-for-5, 2 HRs


Logan Forsythe 10-for-25

Mikie Mahtook 3-for-6, 3 HRs

Evan Longoria 16-for-53, HR

On deck

2016 season opener: vs. Blue Jays, April 4, time TBA


Begins Tuesday with the American League wild-card game at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Rays-Blue Jays preview 10/03/15 [Last modified: Saturday, October 3, 2015 10:10pm]
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