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Rays-Dodgers Tuesday preview; several ex-Rays coming to town

Familiar faces

The Dodgers come to town with four long-time members of the Rays organization:

OF Carl Crawford

1999 second-round pick, played for Rays 2002-10

LHP SCOTT kAZMIR

2004 trade acquisition, pitched for Rays 2004-09, started first World Series game

LHP J.P. Howell (above)

June 2006 trade acquisition, played for Rays 2006-12, first trip back to Trop

Baseball operations president Andrew Friedman

Spent 11 years with Rays, architect of transformation as executive VP, left after 2014

Also: LHP Adam Liberatore was a Rays 2010 draft pick and minor-leaguer, 1B coach George Lombard played briefly for the 2003 Devil Rays, farm director Gabe Kapler played for the 2009-10 Rays, special adviser Gerry Hunsicker worked in the Rays front office.

Tonight: vs. Dodgers

7:10, Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $15-275; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge of up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: $2 kids tickets with adult ticket purchase

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Matt Moore (1-2, 3.66)

Dodgers: LH Scott Kazmir (1-2, 5.76)

On Moore: Coming off seven-inning loss to Orioles, allowing only three hits, but a three-run homer. Four homers have accounted for nine of 13 runs allowed. Makes fifth start at home, 1-1, 3.20 thus far.

On Kazmir: Coming off tough loss to Marlins, allowing two runs. One-time Rays ace makes just third start at Trop since August 2009 trade, 1-1, 2.53. Overall, is 1-4, 5.13 in five starts vs. Rays.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Kazmir

Tim Beckham 2-for-6, HR

Brandon Guyer 3-for-6

Desmond Jennings 1-for-6

Evan Longoria 4-for-13, HR

Dodgers vs. Moore

Carl Crawford 1-for-1

Adrian Gonzalez 1-for-7

Howie Kendrick 2-for-9, 5K

On deck

Wednesday: vs. Dodgers, 7:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (1-3, 2.60); Dodgers — LH Alex Wood (1-2, 4.82)

Thursday: Off

Friday: at Angels, 10:05. Rays — RH Chris Archer (1-4, 5.01); Angels — TBA

Saturday: at Angels, 9:05. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 3.12); Angels — TBA

Sunday: at Angels, 3:35. Rays — TBA; Angels — TBA

Rays disabled list

• RHP Brad Boxberger, core muscle surgery, eligible April 18, targeting mid May

• RHP Alex Cobb, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting late July

• RHP Chase Whitley, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting late July

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Rays-Dodgers Tuesday preview; several ex-Rays coming to town 05/02/16 [Last modified: Monday, May 2, 2016 9:36pm]
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