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Rays-Blue Jays preview

Tonight: vs. Blue Jays

7:10, Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $15-275; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge of up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: $2 kids tickets with adult ticket purchase.

Probable pitchers

RH JAKE ODORIZZI: 9-9, 3.35 in 2015

RH AARON SANCHEZ: 7-6, 3.22 in 2015

On Odorizzi: Coming off a bad finish to an otherwise good spring. Ranked among AL leaders in ERA (3.35) and opponents average (.231). Is 2-2, 3.96 in six starts vs. Jays, allowing four homers in past two.

On Sanchez: 23-year-old won spot in rotation over Gavin Floyd with solid spring, a 1.35 ERA and 19 Ks in 20 innings. Made 11 starts, 30 relief outings in 2015. Is 0-1, 1.88 in nine games (one start) vs. Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. sanchez

Logan Forsythe 0-for-5

Desmond Jennings 0-for-4

Evan Longoria 1-for-8

Logan Morrison 1-for-4

jAYS VS. od0rizzi

Jose Bautista 0-for-13

Josh Donaldson 2-for-8, 2 HRs

E. Encarnacion 2-for-13

Kevin Pillar 3-for-8, HR

A Ducky's deck duck?

With 3B Evan Longoria one of the owners, it seemed like a logical connection for Ducky's sports lounge to have a presence in the Trop. That includes food service and sponsorship of the Ducky's deck area to the left of centerfield. It would seem there should be some kind of special deal when Longoria homers onto the deck, right? "I don't think we've gotten that far yet," Longoria joked. "Or we could have, and I don't know. … It's going to be cool to look out there and see that."

Rays-Blue Jays preview 04/04/16 [Last modified: Monday, April 4, 2016 10:37pm]
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