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Rays-Orioles Thursday preview

Tonight: at Orioles

7:05, Camden Yards, Baltimore

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

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH Blake Snell (5-8, 3.62)

ORIOLES: RH Yovani Gallardo (5-7, 5.44)

On Snell: Failed to get through four innings in three of past four starts (one due to injury). Leads AL rookie starters with 9.58 strikeouts per nine innings. First start vs. O's.

On Gallardo: First game since snapping five-start winless streak (with 6.04 ERA) on Sept. 6 vs. Rays. Overall has allowed 165 baserunners in 1022/3 innings. Is 3-1, 3.55 in six starts vs. Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. GALLARDO

Corey Dickerson 5-for-11, HR

Logan Forsythe 7-for-19

Evan Longoria 2-for-17

Brad Miller 4-for-13

ORIOLES VS. SNELL

None have faced

Power ball

The Rays broke their record for homers in a season by hitting their 200th. Here is a look at their top years with their leaders:

Year Total Leader

2016 200 Evan Longoria, 32

2009 199 Carlos Peña, 39

2006 190 Ty Wigginton, 24

2007 187 Carlos Peña, 46

2008 180 Carlos Peña, 31

On deck

Friday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — RH Chris Archer (8-18, 4.05); Orioles — RH Ubaldo Jimenez (7-11, 5.98)

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 — TBA; Yankees — TBA

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Rays-Orioles Thursday preview 09/14/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 9:41pm]
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    Tonight: at Orioles

    7:05, Camden Yards, Baltimore

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

    Probable pitchers

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