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Rays-Indians Wednesday preview

Tonight: at Indians

7:10, Progressive Field

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Chris Archer (4-9, 4.60)

INDIANS: RH Trevor Bauer (4-2, 3.46)

On Archer: Friday loss to Giants gave him share of MLB lead. First innings have been trouble, with a 9.60 ERA, 3.68 after. A 2006 draft pick by Indians, is 0-4, 4.91 in four starts against them.

On Bauer: Moved from bullpen to rotation in late April, is 3-2, 3.23 in 10 starts, vs. 1-0, 4.76 in relief. Coming off solid outing vs. White Sox, albeit no decision. Lost only start to Rays in April 2013.

Key matchups

Rays VS. BAUER

Corey Dickerson 1-for-3

Evan Longoria 0-for-3

Brad Miller 1-for-8

Logan Morrison 3-for-9

INDIANS VS. ARCHER

Yan Gomes 2-for-5, HR

Jason Kipnis 2-for-8

Mike Napoli 1-for-17

Carlos Santana 3-for-9

Soft serve

RHP Chris Archer had a productive Tuesday morning, serving ice cream then serving up wisdom to about 50 kids in the Cleveland Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program at the Baseball Heritage Museum at League Park. Archer said he especially likes helping out in Cleveland since he was originally drafted in 2006 by the Indians, then traded to the Cubs. "They're the organization that took a chance on me 10 years ago,'' he said. "They kicked me to the curb, but I'm never going to forget it, and anytime I can give back to the community here I try to do that.''

On deck

Thursday: Off

Friday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — LHP Matt Moore (3-4, 4.90); Orioles – TBA

Saturday: at Orioles, 1:05 and 7:05. Rays — RHP Jake Odorizzi (3-3, 3.63) and RHP Matt Andriese (6-0, 2.81); Orioles — TBA and TBA

Sunday: at Orioles, 1:35. Rays — LHP Drew Smyly (2-7, 4.78); Orioles — TBA

Monday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — LHP Blake Snell (0-2, 2.40); Red Sox — TBA

Rays-Indians Wednesday preview 06/21/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 10:09pm]
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