Monday, June 18, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Mariners Wednesday preview

Tonight: vs. Mariners

7:10, Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $15-270; 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.

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH Drew Smyly (2-7, 4.94)

marinerS: RH Nathan Karns (5-2, 4.23)

On Smyly: Pitching on nine days rest for the only the second time in his career. Won his last outing to snap a three-game losing streak. Allowed six runs on 10 hits earlier this year at Seattle.

On Karns: Rays rookie of the year last season after going 7-5. Is 4-1 with a 3.73 ERA in his last eight starts. Walked five in 4 1/3 innings in his last start against the Indians.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. karns

Corey Dickerson 0-for-2

Steve Pearce 2-for-6, HR

marinerS VS. smyly

Robinson Cano 2-for-10

Nelson Cruz 3-for-16

Leonys Martin 1-for-9

Kyle Seager 3-for-8

On deck

Thursday: vs. Mariners, 1:10, Rays — LH Blake Snell (0-0, 1.80); Mariners — RH Hisashi Iwakuma (4-5, 4.13)

Rays disabled list

• RHP Brad Boxberger, left oblique strain, eligible June 16, out 1-2 months.

• RHP Alex Cobb, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting late July.

• OF Brandon Guyer, left hamstring strain, eligible June 19, targeting late June.

• OF Kevin Kiermaier, left hand fracture, eligible June 6, targeting early August.

• RHP Chase Whitley, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting late July.

• RHP Ryan Webb, right pec strain, eligible June 12, targeting mid-June.

Roger Mooney, Times correspondent

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