Sunday, February 25, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Blue Jays Tuesday preview

Tonight: at Blue Jays

7:07, Rogers Centre, Toronto

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

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH Drew Smyly (6-11, 5.05)

JAYS: RH Marcus Stroman (9-7, 4.55)

On Smyly: Coming off rough outing vs. O's, lasting only 32/3 innings. Winless in past three starts with 6.75 ERA. Has allowed 30 homers, fourth most in AL. Is 3-2, 2.70 in nine games vs. Jays.

On Stroman: Opening day starter is winless in past four starts with 4.07 ERA, including Sept. 2 loss to Rays, 1-3, 3.65 over past eight. Is 3-3, 4.89 in six career starts vs. Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. STROMAN

Corey Dickerson 3-for-12, HR

Logan Forsythe 3-for-10

Evan Longoria 8-for-19, 2 HRs

Brad Miller 2-for-13

BLUE JAYS VS. SMYLY

Jose Bautista 3-for-22

Josh Donaldson 9-for-19, 3 HRs

Edwin Encarnacion 3-for-14

Michael Saunders 4-for-11, 2 HRs

Quote of the day

"It was very easy. Less searching. We didn't have many pockets to hide anything."

OF Mikie Mahtook, on the rookies going through airport security and customs Sunday night wearing their wrestling singlets.

On deck

Wednesday: at Blue Jays, 12:37. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (0-0, 4.09); Blue Jays — RH Marco Estrada (8-8, 3.68)

Thursday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — LH Blake Snell (5-8, 3.62); Orioles — TBA

Friday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — RH Chris Archer (8-18, 4.05); Orioles — TBA

Saturday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (7-7, 4.46); Orioles — TBA

Sunday: at Orioles, 1:35. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (9-6, 3.81); Orioles — TBA

Rays DL

• INF Matt Duffy, 60-day, left ankle surgery

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

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