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Rays-Giants Saturday preview

Today: vs. Giants

4:10, Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $30-300; available at Tropicana Field box office,, team Tampa store; surcharge of up to $5 within five hours of game time

Promotion: Turn Back the Clock Night. 1970s themed poster to first 10,000 fans. Postgame concert by The Fray.

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Matt Moore (3-4, 5.05)

Giants: RH Albert Suarez (2-1, 3.33)

On Moore: Making first appearance vs. Giants, is 2-3 with a 5.65 ERA in nine career interleague starts. Coming off best start of year — 7 IP, 2 H, 1 run vs. Astros.

On Suarez: Longtime Rays minor-leaguer, who spent seven years in the system and never got above Double A. Rookie has appeared in eight games in 2016, two starts.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Suarez

First appearance

Giants vs. Moore

First appearance

On deck

Sunday: vs. Giants: 1:10, Rays — Jake Odorizzi (3-3, 3.79); Giants — RH Jake Peavy (3-6, 5.83)

Monday: at Indians, 7:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (2-7, 4.75); Indians — RH Josh Tomlin (8-1, 3.27)

Tuesday: at Indians, 7:10. Rays — LH Blake Snell (0-12.16); Indians — RH Corey Kluber (6-7, 4.23)

Wednesday: at Indians, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (4-8, 4.61); Indians — RH Trevor Bauer (4-2, 3.69)

Thursday: Off

Rays disabled list

• RHP Brad Boxberger, left oblique strain, eligible June 16, out 1-2 months

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

• OF Brandon Guyer, left hamstring strain, eligible June 19, targeting late June

• OF Kevin Kiermaier, left hand fracture, eligible June 6, targeting early August

• RHP Chase Whitley, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting late July

• RHP Ryan Webb, right pectoralis strain, eligible June 12, targeting mid June

Roger Mooney, Times correspondent

Rays-Giants Saturday preview 06/17/16 [Last modified: Friday, June 17, 2016 10:38pm]
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