Saturday, February 24, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: off Thursday; up next, at Orioles on Friday

Today: Off

Next: at Orioles, 7:05 Friday. Probable pitchers: Rays — RH Chris Archer (0-1, 3.60); Orioles — RH Chris Tillman (0-0, 0.00)

On deck

Saturday: at Orioles, 1:05. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (0-1, 6.75); Orioles — RH Mike Wright (3-5, 6.04 in 2015)

Sunday: at Orioles, 1:35. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (0-0, 1.59); Orioles — TBA

Monday: Off

Tuesday: vs. Indians, 7:10. Rays — LH Matt Moore (0-0, 5.40); Indians — TBA

Wednesday: vs. Indians, 7:10. Rays — TBA; Indians — TBA

Thursday: vs. Indians, 1:10. Rays — TBA; Indians — TBA

For starters, minors style

Here are the Rays' minor-league rotations, with play starting tonight:

Triple-A Durham

Blake Snell, Matt Andriese, Jamie Schultz, Austin Pruitt, Adam Wilk

Double-A Montgomery

Jacob Faria, Taylor Guerrieri, Ryne Stanek, Chris Kirsch, Chih-Wei Hu

Advanced Class A Charlotte

Brent Honeywell, Hunter Wood, Benton Moss, Greg Harris, Chris Pike

Class A Bowling Green

Jose Mujica, Cameron Varga, Michael Velasquez, Angel Yepez, Genesis Cabrera, Alexis Tapia

Numbers of the day

18 Team-record consecutive games in which the Rays have homered, going back to Sept. 20, the longest such streak for any team since the 2013 Mariners did 23.

5 Innings, of 36, in which the Rays led at the end.

3 Rays to hit three or more homers in the first four games of a season — Jorge Cantu, 3 in 2005; Evan Longoria, 4 in 2009; Steven Souza Jr., 3 in 2016.

2-2 Rays record when trailing after seven innings; they were 7-60 last year and didn't get their second such win until Game 98 (July 24).

Quote of the day

"They beat us at our game today."

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Comments
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