Sunday, December 17, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: No-hit anniversary for minor-league coordinator

Rays at Twins

When/where: 2:10 today; Target Field, Minneapolis

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Chris Archer (5-5, 3.41)

TWINS: RH Kevin Correia (5-11, 4.61)

On Archer: Worked only five innings in last start, July 11 vs. Toronto, allowing five runs, his most in two months. Beat the Twins twice last year without allowing an earned run.

On Correia: 12-year veteran is 1-2 over last three starts, though with a 2.37 ERA. Has worked into the sixth in 15 of 19 starts. Lost to Archer last year, is 0-1, 4.32 in three starts vs. Rays.

Key matchups

Rays VS. CORREIA

Yunel Escobar 7-for-12

J. Loney 8-for-34, 2 HRs

Evan Longoria 0-for-8

TWINS VS. ARCHER

Brian Dozier 0-for-5

Kendry Morales 3-for-5, HR

Edwin Nunez 2-for-6

On deck

Monday: Off

Tuesday: at Cardinals, 8:15. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (5-8, 4.01); Cards — RH Adam Wainwright (12-4, 1.83)

Wednesday: at Cardinals, 7:15. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (5-6, 4.08); Cards — RH Lance Lynn (11-6, 3.13)

Thursday: Off

Friday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — TBA; Red Sox — TBA

Rays disabled list

• INF Tim Beckham, right knee

• OF David DeJesus, left hand

• C Ryan Hanigan, left oblique

• LHP Matt Moore, left elbow

• INF Jerry Sands, left wrist

• OF Wil Myers, right wrist

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

History lesson

Saturday was the 40th anniversary of Rays minor-league pitching coordinator Dick Bosman's (bottom right) no-hitter for the Indians against Reggie Jackson's A's, with only Bosman's fourth-inning throwing error keeping him from a perfect game. His centerfielder that day? Rays 1B coach George Hendrick.

Special moment

Curt Casali was a popular man after making his major-league debut Friday, getting more than 150 texts, tweets and Facebook posts. "It was definitely the most active my phone has been since I've owned it," Casali said. A bigger surprise was that his now-retired coach from New Canaan (Conn.) High, Mark Rearick, flew in unannounced from his North Carolina home for the debut. "I didn't even know he was here," Casali said. "So (Saturday) I left him a ticket."

Gotcha moment

The Twins tossed the ball from Curt Casali's first big-league hit into the dugout Friday so he could have a keepsake. But Sean Rodriguez grabbed it and — seemingly — tossed it into the stands. Actually, he had quickly switched balls to prank Casali — and several teammates who looked stunned. "It was done to me," S-Rod said.

   
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