Monday, December 18, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: Community giving; draft pick Unroe's spoils; starters' failings

Rays vs. Royals

When/where: 4:10 today; Tropicana Field

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Alex Cobb (6-2, 2.95)

ROYALS: RH Jeremy Guthrie (7-3, 3.60)

On Cobb: Coming off a rough start against Boston, lasting a season-low four innings. He is 1-2 with a 5.23 ERA in three career starts against Kansas City.

On Guthrie: Won his last two starts, including allowing just two runs in 6⅓ innings Monday against Detroit. He is 7-10 with a 4.14 ERA in 21 career appearances (19 starts) against Tampa Bay.

Key matchups

Rays VS. Guthrie

Matt Joyce 10-for-27, HR

Evan Longoria 11-for-36, HR

Ben Zobrist 10-for-31

ROYALS VS. COBB

Eric Hosmer 4-for-10, HR

Alex Gordon 3-for-10

Elliot Johnson 2-for-3

On deck

Sunday: vs. Royals, 1:40, Sun Sports. Rays — Roberto Hernandez (4-6, 4.91); Royals — Wade Davis (3-5, 5.37)

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Helping hands

INF Sean Rodriguez was joined Friday by OF Sam Fuld and RHP Chris Archer at the annual Boys & Girls Clubs of the Suncoast luncheon at the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center. Also, CF Desmond Jennings and LHP Cesar Ramos visited young patients at All Children's Hospital.

Living the life

SS Riley Unroe, 17, the Rays' second-round draft pick, enjoyed the spoils of his first pro contract Thursday in St. Petersburg, staying at the Hilton and trying caviar at Z Grille. "I was scared to try it, but it was amazing," said Unroe (center, with dad, Tim, left, and Rays manager Joe Maddon). He heads to Port Charlotte today to join the Gulf Coast League and a less-glamorous life in the minors, but he said it was nice to "get a little taste of it and know what I'm working for."

Number of the day

9.29

ERA for the Rays' starting pitchers over the past six games

 
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