Friday, February 23, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Dodgers Tuesday preview

Tonight: at Dodgers

10:10, Dodger Stadium

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Chris Archer (5-13, 4.60)

DODGERS: RH Bud Norris (5-9, 4.56

On Archer: Coming off win over Rockies, snapping six-game losing streak. Leads AL with 147 strikeouts, leads majors in losses. First start vs. Dodgers; is 4-5, 3.18 vs. NL teams.

On Norris: Is 2-2, 5.64 in five games since being acquired from Braves. Pitched last in relief on Friday. Is 1-2, 4.62 in seven games vs. Rays, last in September 2014 when with Orioles.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. NORRIS

Logan Forsythe1-for-7

Kevin Kiermaier2-for-6, HR

Evan Longoria3-for-14, 2 HRs

Brad Miller2-for-5, HR

Logan Morrison4-for-7

DODGERS VS. ARCHER

Howie Kendrick1-for-6

Familiar faces

The Dodgers are run by former Rays executive VP Andrew Friedman and have four former Rays players and prospects: LHPs J.P. Howell, Scott Kazmir and Adam Liberatore; and OF Andrew Toles.

Quote of the day

"It's fun. It's cool to see who is in the stands, movie stars or whatever. And the playing surface, you can eat off it, it's so nice."

1B Logan Morrison, on playing at Dodger Stadium

On deck

Wednesday: at Dodgers, 3:10. Rays — LH Matt Moore (6-7, 4.31); Dodgers — RH Brandon McCarthy (2-0, 1.61)

Thursday: Off

Friday: vs. Yankees, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (4-5, 4.10); Yankees — RH Ivan Nova (7-5, 4.65)

Saturday: vs. Yankees, 6:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (2-11, 5.42); Yankees — RH Nathan Eovaldi (9-6, 4.80)

Sunday: vs. Yankees, 1:10. Rays — LH Blake Snell (2-4, 3.05); Yankees — RH Michael Pineda (4-9, 5.25)

Monday: vs. Royals, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (5-13, 4.60); Royals — TBA

Rays disabled list

• RHP Brad Boxberger, left oblique strain, eligible June 16, on rehab, targeting this weekend

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

• OF Desmond Jennings, left hamstring strain, eligible July 16, targeting late July

• OF Mikie Mahtook, left hand fracture, eligible July 6, targeting August

• RHP Chase Whitley, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting mid August

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

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