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Rays-Marlins preview

Rays vs. Marlins

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When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $7-20, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Jake Odorizzi (8-9, 3.49)

MARLINS: RH Jose Fernandez (6-0, 2.91)

On Odorizzi: Coming off rough outing at Toronto, allowing four runs in five innings, throwing 111 pitches. Has allowed eight homers in five September starts. Is 0-1, 10.00 in two starts vs. Marlins.

On Fernandez: Alonso High product has impressed in 10 starts since July 2 return from Tommy John surgery, with 70 Ks in 58⅔. Knocked out in fourth inning of previous Trop start in May 2013.

Key matchups

MARLINS VS. ODORIZZI

Marcell Ozuna 2-for-4

Donovan Solano 0-for-3

Ichiro Suzuki 2-for-8

RAYS VS. FERNANDEZ

Asdrubal Cabrera 1-for-3

Logan Forsythe 0-for-2

Evan Longoria 0-for-2

On deck

Friday: vs. Blue Jays, 7:10. Rays — RH Erasmo Ramirez (11-6, 3.65); Jays — LH Mark Buehrle (14-7, 3.76)

By the numbers

10 Consecutive games in which Rays have homered, tying their season high.

28 "Meaningless" games for Rays — played after being eliminated from postseason contention from start of 2008 until end of this season.

Rays-Marlins preview 09/30/15 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 10:20pm]
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