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Rays-Orioles Friday preview

Tonight: at Orioles

7:05, Camden Yards, Baltimore

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

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Chris Archer (8-18, 4.05)

ORIOLES: RH Ubaldo Jimenez (7-11, 5.98)

On Archer: Coming off franchise record-tying 18th loss, allowing three runs over seven innings, while also leading AL with 217 strikeouts. Is 3-6, 4.52 in 12 games vs. Orioles.

On Jimenez: Spun two-hit complete game vs. Rays on Sept. 5 then followed with strong seven-inning outing vs. Tigers. Is 5-2, 2.89 in seven career starts vs Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. JIMENEZ

Kevin Kiermaier 2-for-7, HR

Evan Longoria 2-for-13

Brad Miller 2-for-10

Alexei Ramirez 8-for-38

ORIOLES VS. ARCHER

Chris Davis 5-for-19, 2 HRs

Manny Machado 10-for-29, HR

Mark Trumbo 5-for-15

Matt Wieters 7-for-24

On deck

Saturday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (7-7, 4.46); Orioles — RH Chris Tillman (16-5, 3.68)

Sunday: at Orioles, 1:35. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (9-6, 3.81); Orioles — TBA

Monday: Off

Tuesday: vs. Yankees, 7:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (7-11, 4.98); Yankees — TBA

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Rays-Orioles Friday preview 09/15/16 [Last modified: Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:08pm]
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