Saturday, February 24, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Diamondbacks Monday preview

Tonight: at D'backs

9:40, Chase Field, Phoenix

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Chris Archer (3-7, 4.75)

D'BACKS: LH Robbie Ray (2-4, 4.74)

On Archer: Coming off six-inning, 111-pitch loss to Royals. Is 2-4, 7.13 in seven road starts. Left only start at Arizona after 1⅔ innings due to right arm cramp.

On Ray: Hard-throwing former Tiger averages 10.42 strikeouts per nine innings, with at least six K's in 10 straight games. Coming off no-decision vs. Astros. Has not faced Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. RAY

Corey Dickerson 0-for-3

Brad Miller 0-for-3

Logan Morrison 2-for-6

D'BACKS VS. ARCHER

Michael Bourn 1-for-9

Paul Goldschmidt 1-for-1

Chris Hermann 1-for-5

Expansion brothers

The Rays and D'backs came into MLB together in 1998; here is how they have done since:

TB AZ

Wins1,377 1,459

Losses1,592 1,516

Playoffs4 5

Division titles2 5

Pennants1 1

World Series titles0 1

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

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