Sunday, December 17, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: Numbers from Wednesday's game

Rays at Angels

When/where: 10:05 tonight; Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Erik Bedard (2-1, 3.38)

ANGELS: LH Tyler Skaggs (3-1, 4.14)

On Bedard: Has won last two starts, and is 2-0, 1.06 over his last three. Has been dealing with sore pec muscle. Is 4-5, 4.45 in 10 starts vs. Angels, though 3-1, 1.75 in last four.

On Skaggs: Coming off solid eight-inning start vs. Jays, retiring 21 straight. Angels are 6-1 in his starts. Was a 2009 first-round pick, traded to Arizona and back. First start vs. Rays.

Key matchups

Rays VS. SKAGGS

Logan Forsythe 3-for-5

Ryan Hanigan 0-for-2

ANGELS VS. BEDARD

Erick Aybar 3-for-10

Howie Kendrick 3-for-14

John McDonald 4-for-13

Albert Pujols 0-for-3

On deck

Friday: at Angels, 10:05. Rays — RH Chris Archer (2-2, 5.16); Angels — RH Jered Weaver (4-2, 3.22)

Saturday: at Angels, 9:05. Rays — LH Cesar Ramos (1-2, 3.71); Angels — LH C.J. Wilson (4-3, 3.69)

Sunday: at Angels, 3:35. Rays — LH David Price (4-3, 4.02); Angels — RH Matt Shoemaker (1-1, 3.86)

Monday: Off

Rays disabled list

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

• RHP Alex Cobb, left oblique strain, 15-day, April 28 (targeting May 22 return)

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

• LHP Matt Moore, left elbow soreness, eligible April 23 (had surgery April 22, out for season)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Numbers of the day

2 Hits allowed by Rays, fewest since 2 on July 27, 2013, at New York.

4 Shutouts by Rays pitchers in 41 games, all on the road

5 Combined hits by both teams, third fewest in a Rays game

14-4; 4-19 Rays record when starters go at least six innings; when they don't.

17 Consecutive shutout innings by Rays pitchers

61 Bases-loaded walks by Rays batters since Derek Shelton became hitting coach in 2010, most in the majors

Quote of the day

"I really understand his frustration."

Rays manager Joe Maddon, watching Seattle's Lloyd McClendon protest a checked-swing call.

 
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