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Rays: Bucs great Derrick Brooks on hand

Rays vs. Brewers

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Tickets: $11-200, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster,, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Jake Odorizzi (6-8, 3.97)

BREWERS: RH Kyle Lohse (11-4, 3.07)

On Odorizzi: Fourth in majors with 10.46 K's per nine innings, which would break AL rookie record. Gave up two runs in win over St. Louis on Tuesday. Has never faced the Brewers.

On Lohse: Leads Milwaukee with 101 strikeouts. Has allowed two combined runs over past two starts. Brewers have won 14 of his 20 starts. Took an 8-3 loss in his last start at Trop in 2011.

Key matchups


Logan Forsythe 1-for-2, HR

Yunel Escobar 4-for-12

James Loney 5-for-18


Lyle Overbay 0-for-1

On deck

Tuesday: vs Brewers, 7:10. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (6-6, 3.76); Brewers — RH Matt Garza (7-7, 3.87)

Wednesday: vs. Brewers, 12:10. Rays — LH David Price (11-7, 3.08); Brewers — RH Yovani Gallardo (5-5, 3.57)

Thursday: Off, trading deadline

Rays disabled list

• INF Tim Beckham, right knee

• OF David DeJesus, left hand

• C Ryan Hanigan, left oblique

• LHP Matt Moore, left elbow (out for season)

• RHP Joel Peralta, illness

• INF Jerry Sands, left wrist (out for season)

• OF Wil Myers, right wrist

Matt Baker, Times staff writer

Hall of Fame company

Bucs legend Derrick Brooks threw out the ceremonial first pitch before Sunday's game. Brooks, who will be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend, also played baseball as a child but stopped in high school after his parents (and coach) encouraged him to focus on football.

Quote of the day

"I hope that he realizes that there's more that goes into it than just him."

Rays RHP Chris Archer on Boston slugger David Ortiz

On Odorizzi

RHP Jake Odorizzi enters tonight's start averaging 10.46 strikeouts per nine innings. That mark would be the best ever among AL rookies and one of the best all-time.

Kerry Wood (Cubs, 1998): 12.58

Dwight Gooden (Mets, 1984): 11.39

Hideo Nomo (Dodgers, 1995): 11.10

Rays: Bucs great Derrick Brooks on hand 07/27/14 [Last modified: Sunday, July 27, 2014 9:34pm]
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