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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

Rays: off Thursday; up next, at Orioles on Friday 04/06/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 10:37pm]
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  1. Marc Topkin's takeaways from Thursday's Rays-Yankees game

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    The 10 strikeouts look flashy, but RHP Chris Archer was not his sharpest Thursday. He allowed three runs on seven hits, including three straight in the two-run second and a Gary Sanchez homer in the third, and lasted only six innings, throwing 102 pitches.

  2. Rays fall to Yankees in 11 on Brett Gardner homer (w/ video)

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    NEW YORK — The front office did its part Thursday, making two trades to bolster the roster in a push for the playoffs. But the Rays didn't follow up in a frustrating 6-5 11-inning loss to the Yankees.

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  3. Believe it! Rays are buyers, trade for reliever Dan Jennings and 1B/DH Lucas Duda

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    NEW YORK — Dan Jennings' ability to render lefty hitters useless with a sinker that gets beaten into the ground and Lucas Duda's power to blast baseballs off and over outfield walls should make the Rays better.

    Lucas Duda
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    TAMPA — If you want to see a team give the Heisman Trophy stiff-arm to expectations, check out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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  5. Rays at Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Friday, New York

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    Tonight: at Yankees

    7:05, Yankee Stadium, New York

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

    Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Austin Pruitt (50) in the dugout during the ninth inning of the game between the New York Yankees and the Tampa Bay Rays on Opening Day at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, April 2, 2017. The Tampa Bay Rays beat the New York Yankees 7-3.