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Rays-Jays Saturday preview

Tonight: vs. Blue Jays

6:10, Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $26-$300; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge of up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: Logan Forsythe bobblehead to all fans

Probable pitchers

rays: LH Blake Snell (4-7, 3.56)

jays: RH Marco Estrada (8-6, 3.37)

On Snell: Shortest MLB start was Aug. 10 against the Jays in Toronto, when he pitched 12/3 innings. Allowed five runs and walked four, including the last three batters he faced.

On Estrada: Was 2-2 with 3.37 ERA in five August starts. Is 1-2 with 1.24 ERA in eight games (four starts) against the Rays.

Key matchups

rays vs. estrada

Corey Dickerson 3-for-5

Logan Forsythe 5-for-11, HR

Evan Longoria 3-for-13

Logan Morrison 2-for-9, HR

blue jAYS VS. snell

Josh Donaldson 1-for-2

Devon Travis 2-for-2

Troy Tulowitzki 1-for-1, HR

Welcome home

Blue Jays OF Melvin Upton Jr. returned to Tropicana Field on Friday for the first time since the final game of the 2012 season. He is the Rays' all-time postseason leader in hits (27) and steals (six). His 232 career steals with the Rays are second in franchise history.

On deck

Sunday: vs. Blue Jays, 1:10 p.m., Rays — RH Chris Archer (8-17, 4.10), Blue Jays — LH J.A. Happ (17-4, 3.23).

Roger Mooney, Times staff writer

Rays-Jays Saturday preview 09/02/16 [Last modified: Friday, September 2, 2016 10:27pm]
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