Saturday, February 24, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Dodgers Wednesday preview

Today: at Dodgers

3:10, Dodger Stadium

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH Matt Moore (6-7, 4.31)

DODGERS: RH Brandon McCarthy (2-0, 1.61)

On Moore: Coming off seven-inning win over A's. Has worked at least six innings in a career-best nine straight starts. Allowed seven runs in 41/3 innings to Dodgers in May start at Trop.

On McCarthy: Has made four starts since rejoining rotation July 3 after April 2015 Tommy John elbow surgery. Is 5-3 in 12 games (11 starts) vs. Rays, last in September 2014 with Yankees.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. MCCARTHY

Corey Dickerson 2-for-5

Logan Forsythe 0-for-6

Kevin Kiermaier 1-for-5

Evan Longoria 4-for-18, HR

DODGERS VS. MOORE

Adrian Gonzalez 2-for-10

Howie Kendrick 4-for-12

Joc Pederson 1-for-1, HR

Yasiel Puig 1-for-3

Save the date

Tuesday was the anniversary of the first — and, thus far, only — no-hitter in Rays history, as RHP Matt Garza blanked the Tigers on July 26, 2010. Garza retired the last 22 batters after a second-inning walk. Opposing starter Max Scherzer took a no-hitter into the sixth, but then Matt Joyce hit a grand slam for the Rays, who won 5-0. Garza's no-hitter was the second at the Trop that season, as former Rays RHP Edwin Jackson threw one for Arizona on June 25, 2010.

On deck

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

Tuesday: vs. Royals, 7:10. Rays — LH Matt Moore (6-7, 4.31); Royals — TBA

Wednesday: vs. Royals, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (4-5, 4.10); Royals — TBA

Aug. 4: vs. Royals, 12:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (2-11, 5.42); 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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