Sunday, January 21, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: Maddon fan of Reds' waterfront park

Rays at Reds

When/where: 1:10 today; Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati

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

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LHP Cesar Ramos (0-0, 2.25)

REDS: LH Tony Cingrani (0-1, 2.45)

On Ramos: Long reliever takes injured Matt Moore's place in rotation, making first start since June 24, 2012, fourth career. Made two starts during spring bid for No. 5 job. Has faced Reds twice in relief.

On Cingrani: Hard thrower had impressive 2013 rookie season, going 7-4, 2.92. Has 143 Ks in 1202/3 big-league innings. First MLB pitcher to make 20 starts without allowing more than five hits in any.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. CINGRANI

Logan Forsythe 0-for-2

REDS VS. RAMOS

Jay Bruce 0-for-1

Brandon Phillips 1-for-1

Joey Votto 1-for-2

On deck

Monday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — RH Chris Archer (1-0, 1.38); Orioles — LH Wei-Yin Chen (1-1, 6.75)

Tuesday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (1-1, 5.73); Orioles — RH Miguel Gonzalez (0-1, 9.64)

Wednesday: at Orioles, 12:35. Rays — LH David Price (2-0, 2.91); Orioles — RH Chris Tillman (1-0, 1.35)

Thursday: vs. Yankees, 7:10. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (1-1, 1.89); Yankees — TBA

Rays disabled list

• INF Tim Beckham, knee surgery, 15-day, eligible April 14 (targeting post-All-Star break)

• RHP Juan Carlos Oviedo, right elbow surgery, 15-day, April 14 (on rehab assignment)

• RHP Jeremy Hellickson, right elbow surgery, eligible April 14 (targeting June 1)

• LHP Matt Moore, left elbow soreness, eligible April 23

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Great American — Tampa Bay style

Rays manager Joe Maddon has been greatly impressed with the Reds' Great American Ballpark, which sits on the banks of the Ohio River, holding 42,343. "It's very attractive," he said. "Again, this is one of those things you could envision somewhere in the Tampa Bay area, with a roof on it. Don't need this many seats, but I kind of like it. Any ballpark that's on the river … I like the vibe."

Quote of the day

"He's everywhere — he's the ubiquitous centerfielder, absolutely."

Manager Joe Maddon, on rookie Kevin Kiermaier

Numbers of the day

8 Times Rays have won a 1-0 game on a solo homer.

4 Consecutive 1-0 games Rays have won, 20-19 overall.

1 Time Rays have won more than one 1-0 game on the same road trip.

 
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