Tuesday, April 24, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Indians preview

Tonight: vs. Indians

7:10, Tropicana Field

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM

Tickets: $15-275; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge of up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: $2 hot dogs and fountain drinks

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Drew Smyly (0-1, 6.75)

INDIANS: RH Carlos Carrasco (0-0, 7.20)

On Smyly: Rained/snowed out of Saturday start in Baltimore after completing full warmup. Lost to Blue Jays on April 4, allowing 3 homers, including 2 to lefties. Is 2-1, 4.25 in 13 games vs. Indians.

On Carrasco: Moved into rotation in August 2014 and emerged as frontline starter with help of then bullpen coach Kevin Cash. Was 14-12, 3.36 with 216 Ks in '15. Is 2-3, 2.78 in six games vs. Rays.

Key matchups

Rays VS. CARRASCO

Logan Forsythe 3-for-9

Kevin Kiermaier 0-for-7

Evan Longoria 2-for-16 HR

Steven Souza Jr. 1-for-6

INDIANS VS. SMYLY

Yan Gomes 4-for-8, 2 HRs

Jason Kipnis 1-for-13

Mike Napoli 2-for-15, HR

Carlos Santana 3-for-12

On deck

Thursday: vs. Indians, 1:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (0-2, 7.20); Indians — RH Danny Salazar (1-0, 1.69)

Friday: vs. White Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 3.86) or TBA; White Sox — LH Chris Sale (2-0, 3.86)

Saturday: vs. White Sox, 6:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 3.86) or TBA; White Sox — LH Jose Quintana (0-0, 3.18)

Sunday: vs. White Sox, 1:10. Rays — LH Matt Moore (0-0, 5.40); White Sox — TBA

Manager on manager quotes of the day

"Oh my gosh, definitely him. He's messier than my son (J.D.) — and he's 3."

Kevin Cash, on who was messier when he roomed with Terry Francona while serving as Indians bullpen coach.

"A lot of times he was in the batter's box and I was wishing he was already done playing."

Francona, on managing Cash with the Red Sox

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

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