Sunday, January 21, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Marlins Monday preview

Tonight: at Marlins

7:10, Marlins Park, Miami

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

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH Matt Moore (1-3, 5.09)

MARLINS: LH Wei-Yin Chen (3-2, 4.22)

On Moore: Pitching with seven days' rest after failing to get past five innings, for third straight start, on May 15 vs. Oakland. Is 0-3, 6.51 in past five starts. Is 2-0, 2.25 in three starts vs. Marlins.

On Chen: Former Orioles starter has allowed three or fewer runs in six of eight starts. Has allowed 52 hits in 49 innings. Is 5-6, 3.55 in 19 starts vs. Rays, including 2-2, 4.19 in six last year.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. CHEN

Brandon Guyer 7-for-21

Desmond Jennings 8-for-30, HR

Evan Longoria 11-for-37, 2 HRs

Steven Souza Jr. 1-for-13, HR

MARLINS VS. MOORE

A. Hechavarria 0-for-6

Giancarlo Stanton 2-for-5

Ichiro Suzuki 8-for-21

Familiar faces

Marlins 2B Derek Dietrich was a Rays 2010 draft pick traded in December 2012 for SS Yunel Escobar. RHP Edwin Jackson was a Rays pitcher from 2006-08. RHP Jose Fernandez is a product of Tampa's Alonso High. Pitching coach Juan Nieves worked for the Rays last year as a minor-league coordinator. The Marlins have a big-name manager, Don Mattingly, and a bigger-name hitting coach, Barry Bonds.

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

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