Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: Drew Smyly to start series opener at Toronto

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Tonight: at Blue Jays

7:07, Rogers Centre, Toronto

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Drew Smyly (1-4, 3.63)

Jays: LH J.A. Happ (5-0, 2.05)

On Smyly: Has allowed seven HRs but all have come during three starts. This is his third start this season against Jays. He's 1-2 with 2.79 ERA in seven appearances (four starts) against them.

On Happ: Has allowed four HRs this season — three to the Rays (Steve Souza Jr., Evan Longoria, Logan Forsythe). This is his third start this season against Rays. He's 0-0 with a 3.55 ERA in 12⅔ innings.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Happ

Tim Beckham 3-for-9

Brandon Guyer 2-for-14

Desmond Jennings 3-for-12

Kevin Kiermaier 1-for-11

Evan Longoria 9-for-24, HR

Logan Morrison 7-for-14

Steve Pearce 8-for-24, 3 HR

Steven Souza Jr. 4-for-9, HR

Jays vs. Smyly

Jose Bautista 1-for-9

Josh Donaldson 7-14, 3 HR

Edwin Encarnacion 2-for-9

Kevin Pillar 0-for-7

Michael Saunders 3-for-6, 2 HR

Justin Smoak 1-for-7

Josh Thole 1-for-6, HR

On deck

Tuesday: at Blue Jays, 7:07. Rays — RH Chris Archer (2-4, 4.57); Jays — RH Marcus Stroman (4-0, 3.54)

Wednesday: at Blue Jays, 7:07. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 3.10); Jays — RH R.A. Dickey (1-4, 5.18)

Roger Mooney, Times correspondent

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