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Rays: Hometown team for Odorizzi, Loney

Rays at Astros

When/where: 4:10 today; Minute Maid Park, Houston

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Chris Archer (3-3, 3.42)

Astros: RH Jarred Cosart (5-5, 4.19)

On Archer: Is 1-1 with a 0.87 ERA over his past five starts with three of them scoreless. Is 1-0 with a 1.20 ERA in two starts against Houston, including a complete-game shutout July 14, 2013.

On Cosart: Struck out a career-high eight for the second straight start Monday against Arizona. Entered Friday third in the AL in ground ball to fly ball ratio (2.42). Took a no-hitter into the seventh against the Rays in his career debut (July 12, 2013).

Key matchups

Rays vs. Cosart

James Loney 1-for-3

Matt Joyce 0-for-3

Ben Zobrist 1-for-3

Astros vs. Archer

Jose Altuve 1-for-7

Jason Castro 1-for-6

Alex Presley 1-for-3

Up next

Sunday: at Houston, 2:10. Rays — LH David Price (4-6, 3.97); Astros — RH Brad Peacock (2-4, 4.50)

Rays disabled list

• INF Tim Beckham, knee surgery, eligible to return May 29 (targeting post-All-Star break)

• OF Brandon Guyer, broken left thumb, eligible to return June 10 (targeting mid/late June)

• RHP Jeremy Hellickson, right elbow surgery, eligible to return April 14 (targeting June 27)

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

• OF Wil Myers, right wrist stress fracture, eligible to return Sunday (targeting early August)

Hometown team, Part I

For RHP Jake Odorizzi (right), who grew up a Cardinals fan in Illinois, it was special enough Wednesday to get to catch the ceremonial first pitch from former St. Louis manager Tony La Russa and pose for a photo. He also made sure to introduce himself to his favorite player as a kid, St. Louis manager Mike Matheny, who praised the rookie for his performance Tuesday. "It's a pretty cool thing to … talk to guys you grew up watching," Odorizzi said.

Hometown team, Part II

1B James Loney (right), who grew up outside of Houston, always enjoys his homecoming, saying he plans to visit his parents after today's afternoon game. Loney, who attended games at the old Astrodome and pitched one game at Minute Maid Park in high school, had 12 tickets for family and friends Friday. "It's still special to me," he said. "Time flies being here."

Number of the day


Career batting average of 1B James Loney in Houston (27-of-83).

Rays: Hometown team for Odorizzi, Loney 06/13/14 [Last modified: Saturday, June 14, 2014 12:19am]
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