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Rays: Cesar Ramos seventh Ray to issue walkoff walk

Rays at Rangers

When/where: 8:05 tonight; Globe Life Park, Arlington, Texas

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Jake Odorizzi (8-9, 3.89)

RANGERS: LH Robbie Ross Jr. (2-4, 5.61)

On Odorizzi: Rebounded from rough prior start to throw six shutout innings Saturday in Chicago. Ranks third in AL with average 10.20 Ks per nine innings. Threw six scoreless innings to beat Rangers in season debut.

On Ross: Will be called up to replace injured RHP Yu Darvish. Was 4-4, 5.10 in nine games at Triple A. With Texas, has allowed 82 hits in 61 innings. Has made five scoreless appearances vs. Rays.

Key matchups


Yunel Escobar 1-for-4

Sean Rodriguez 0-for-2

Ben Zobrist 1-for-4


Elvis Andrus 0-for-2

Shin-Soo Choo 2-for-7

Leonys Martin 0-for-2

On deck

Friday: Yankees, 7:10. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (7-6, 3.41); Yankees — RH Brandon McCarthy (4-1, 2.21)

Saturday: Yankees, 4:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (7-10, 3.73); Yankees — RH Shane Greene (3-1, 2.89)

Sunday: Yankees, 1:40. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (1-1, 2.03); Yankees — LH Chris Capuano (0-2, 3.60)

Monday: Off

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Walk this way

LHP Cesar Ramos on Tuesday joined an interesting list. He became the seventh pitcher in Rays franchise history to issue a walkoff walk:

Pitcher Date/team Batter

Norm Charlton 6-6-99 at White Sox Greg Norton

Jim Morris 9-9-00 at Yankees Paul O'Neill

Lance Carter 4-25-04 at White Sox Juan Uribe

Seth McClung 9-29-06 at Indians Jhonny Peralta

Tim Corcoran 6-5-07 at Blue Jays Aaron Hill

Kyle Farnsworth 5-10-11 at Indians Michael Brantley

Cesar Ramos 8-12-14 at Rangers Adam Rosales

Number of the day


Instant replay reviews during the Rays' 14-inning loss to the Rangers on Tuesday, matching the most in any major-league game this season, done four other times.

Stats of the day

9, 17

Team-record consecutive games and American League-most consecutive road games in which the Rays have allowed three or fewer runs.

Rays: Cesar Ramos seventh Ray to issue walkoff walk 08/13/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 13, 2014 11:40pm]
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