Friday, April 20, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: Fuld momentarily confused in Trop visit

Rays vs. Twins

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $11-$200, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time

Probable pitchers

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

TWINS: RH Mike Pelfrey (0-2, 7.98)

On Odorizzi: Charged with three runs on five hits and three walks over five innings in a loss to Baltimore a week ago. Opponents are hitting .083 (2-for-24) against him the first time through the lineup, .375 (9-for-24) after.

On Pelfrey: Allowed four runs and five walks in 41/3 innings against Toronto his last outing, a Twins victory. Former long-time Met hasn't lasted longer than 51/3 in any of his three starts this year.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. PELFREY

James Loney 3-for-13

Evan Longoria 3-for-6, HR

Yunel Escobar 5-for-18

TWINS VS. ODORIZZI

None have faced

On deck

Thursday: Twins, 1:10. Rays — LH Erik Bedard (0-0, 6.45); Twins — RH Ricky Nolasco (1-2, 6.08)

Friday: at White Sox, 8:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (2-1, 3.65); White Sox — RH Erik Johnson (1-1, 5.32)

Saturday: at White Sox, 7:10. Rays — LH Cesar Ramos (0-1, 4.91); White Sox — LH John Danks (1-0, 3.32)

Sunday: at White Sox, 2:10. Rays — LH David Price (3-1, 4.04); White Sox — TBA

Monday: at White Sox, 8:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (1-2, 5.63); White Sox — RH Andre Rienzo (0-0, 0.00)

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Quote of the day

"I didn't know what to do. I had to fight myself from turning left too early."

Twins OF Sam Fuld, a Ray from 2011-13, on the "long walk" past the Rays clubhouse to get to the visitor's side Tuesday

Quote of the day 2

"He's wonderful. The people of Minnesota are going to love him."

Manager Joe Maddon on ex-Rays OF Sam Fuld, now with the Twins

Helping hands

RHP Chris Archer visited the Pinellas County Juvenile Detention Center on Tuesday, speaking with and answering questions from about 40 teenagers, his second visit there since August. Today, OF David DeJesus and RHP Brandon Gomes will visit All Children's Hospital as part of "Rays Kids Spirits Day."

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