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Rays-Orioles Friday preview

Tonight: vs. Orioles

7:10, Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $15-275; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge of up to $5 within five hours of game time

Promotion: $15 lower level tickets for students (18 and older)

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Chris Archer (4-12, 4.66)

Orioles: RH Yovani Gallardo (3-1, 5.82)

On Archer: Leads majors in losses, winless over past six starts. Is second in AL with 130 Ks. Has 9.95 ERA in first inning; 3.56 after. Has 2.75 ERA at Trop, 6.75 on road. Is 3-5, 4.48 vs. O's.

On Gallardo: Is 2-0, 4.97 in five starts since mid-June return from DL stint due to shoulder issues. Has allowed 73 baserunners in 431/3 innings total. Is 2-1, 3.52 in four starts vs. Rays.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Gallardo

Corey Dickerson 4-for-6 HR

Logan Forsythe 4-for-13

Evan Longoria 2-for-12

Logan Morrison 2-for-21

Orioles vs. Archer

Chris Davis 5-for-17 2 HR

Adam Jones 3-for-25

Manny Machado 9-for-25 HR

Jonathan Schoop 4-for-9 HR

On deck

Saturday: vs. Orioles, 6:10. Rays — LH Matt Moore (5-6, 4.46); Orioles — RH Chris Tillman (11-2, 3.55)

Sunday: vs. Orioles, 1:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (3-4, 4.33); Orioles — TBA

Monday: at Rockies, 8:40. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (2-10, 5.47); Rockies — LH Tyler Anderson (1-3, 3.03)

Tuesday: at Rockies, 8:40. Rays — LH Blake Snell (1-4, 3.69); Rockies — RH Tyler Chatwood (8-5. 3.29)

July 20: at Rockies, 3:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (4-12, 4.66); Rockies — LH Jorge De La Rosa (5-6, 5.74)

Rays disabled list

• RHP Brad Boxberger, left oblique strain, eligible June 16, targeting late July

• RHP Alex Cobb, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting early August

• OF Desmond Jennings, left hamstring strain, eligible July 16, targeting late-July

• OF Kevin Kiermaier, left hand fracture, eligible June 6, targeting this weekend

• OF Mikie Mahtook, left hand fracture, eligible July 6, targeting August

• INF Steve Pearce, right hamstring strain, eligible July 6, targeting next week

• RHP Chase Whitley, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting early August

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Rays-Orioles Friday preview 07/14/16 [Last modified: Thursday, July 14, 2016 10:06pm]
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