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Rays: Doubleheader sweep; clinic at autism school

Rays at Yankees

When/where: 1:05 today, Yankee Stadium, New York

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Jake Odorizzi (1-2, 5.63)

Yankees: RH Masahiro Tanaka (3-0, 2.27)

On Odorizzi: Is 0-3, 9.17 over his past four starts, working only 172/3 innings total. Has been sharp the first time through lineups (.171) then hit hard (.453). Got a save in his lone 2013 appearance against the Yankees.

On Tanaka: Has pretty much lived up to his $155 million man billing. Undefeated in five starts, allowing only a .205 average and striking out 46 (at least seven a game) with six walks. First game against the Rays.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Tanaka

None have faced.

Yankees vs. Odorizzi

Jacoby Ellsbury 0-for-3

Brian Roberts 0-for-2

Alfonso Soriano 0-for-1

On deck

Sunday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — Erik Bedard (0-1, 5.52); Yankees — CC Sabathia (3-3, 5.11)

Monday: Off

Tuesday: vs. Orioles, 7:10. Rays — Chris Archer (2-1, 4.84); Orioles — TBA

Wednesday: vs. Orioles, 7:10. Rays — Cesar Ramos (1-1, 3.05); Orioles — TBA

Thursday: vs. Orioles, 7:10. Rays — David Price (3-2, 4.44); Orioles — TBA

Rays disabled list

• INF Tim Beckham, knee surgery, eligible to return April 14 (targeting post-All-Star break)

• RHP Alex Cobb, left oblique strain, eligible to return April 28 (targeting early June)

• RHP Jeremy Hellickson, right elbow surgery, eligible to return April 14 (targeting late June)

• LHP Matt Moore, left elbow soreness, eligible to return April 23 (had surgery April 22, out for the season)

Sweep details

In beating the Red Sox 2-1 and 6-5 on Thursday, the Rays won two one-run games in one day for the first time and became the first team to win two games in one day while:

• Neither starter went at least five innings since the 2004 Red Sox

• Issuing at least 17 walks since the 1995 Pirates

• Winning both by one run at Fenway since the 2000 Indians

• Winning both by one run and coming from behind at Fenway since Luke Appling's 1934 White Sox

Helping hand

Rays INF/OF Sean Rodriguez (left) and 1B James Loney joined several Yankees at a clinic for 50 children from the N.Y. Center for Autism Charter School at a field in Harlem on Friday. It was part of the MLB Players Trust's City Clinics program to promote the game. "It was good to get out there with them," said Rodriguez, whose 4-year-old son, Sean Jr., is on the autism spectrum.

Number of the day

12 Homers by Rays 3B Evan Longoria at the new Yankee Stadium, most of any visiting player.

Rays: Doubleheader sweep; clinic at autism school 05/02/14 [Last modified: Friday, May 2, 2014 11:30pm]
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