Monday, June 18, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Orioles Sunday preview

Today: at Orioles

1:35, Camden Yards, Baltimore

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 1250-AM, 1550-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Jake Odorizzi (9-6, 3.81)

ORIOLES: LH Wade Miley (8-13, 5.80)

On Odorizzi: Coming off solid outing vs. Jays that yielded MLB-most 15th no-decision. Is 6-1, 2.78 in 11 starts since All-Star break. Is 3-4, 5.48 in 13 games vs. Orioles, 1-3, 7.26 at Camden.

On Miley: Lasted just 11/3 innings vs. Red Sox on Monday. Is 1-5, 8.41 in eight starts for Orioles since being acquired from Mariners July 31. Is 4-2, 2.81 in eight starts vs. Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. MILEY

Logan Forsythe 6-for-21, HR

Kevin Kiermaier 4-for-10, HR

Evan Longoria 5-for-22, 2 HRs

Steven Souza Jr. 3-for-14, HR

ORIOLES VS. ODORIZZI

Chris Davis 7-for-26, 3 HRs

Adam Jones 11-for-31, 2 HRs

Manny Machado 8-for-29, 3 HRs

Mark Trumbo 5-for-15

On deck

Monday: Off

Tuesday: vs. Yankees, 7:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (7-11, 4.98); Yankees — RH Michael Pineda (6-11, 4.94)

Wednesday: vs Yankees, 7:10. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (1-0, 3.06); Yankees — RH Masahiro Tanaka (13-4, 2.97)

Thursday: vs. Yankees, 7:10. Rays — LH Blake Snell (5-8, 3.87); Yankees — RH Luis Cessa (4-2, 4.44)

Friday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (8-18, 4.05); Red Sox — TBA

Saturday: vs. Red Sox, 6:10. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (8-7, 4.41); Red Sox — TBA

Sunday: vs. Red Sox, 1:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (9-6, 3.81); Red Sox — TBA

Rays DL

• INF Matt Duffy, 60-day, left ankle surgery

• 1B/DH Logan Morrison, 60-day, left wrist injury

Comments
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