Thursday, July 19, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Orioles Tuesday 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 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: $2 tickets for kids with adult ticket purchase.

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Jake Odorizzi (9-5, 3.56)

ORIOLES: RH Yovani Gallardo (4-7, 5.62)

On Odorizzi: Leads AL starters with 1.89 ERA since All-Star break, 6-0 in nine starts. Coming off unlucky no-decision at Boston, allowing three runs over six innings. Is 3-3, 4.83 in 12 starts vs. Orioles.

On Gallardo: Winless over past five starts, going 0-4, 6.04, and 1-6, 5.04 over his past 12, allowing 105 baserunners in 631/3 innings. Is 2-1, 3.86 in five starts vs. Rays, allowing .300 average.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. GALLARDO

Corey Dickerson 5-for-9, HR

Logan Forsythe 6-for-16

Evan Longoria 2-for-14

Logan Morrison 2-for-23

ORIOLES VS. ODORIZZI

Chris Davis 5-for-24, 2 HRs

Adam Jones 11-for-28, 2 HRs

Manny Machado 7-for-26, 2 HRs

Mark Trumbo 5-for-12

On deck

Wednesday: vs. Orioles, 1:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (6-11, 4.94); Orioles — RH Dylan Bundy (8-5, 3.47)

Thursday: at Yankees, 7:05. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (0-0, 3.60); Yankees — TBA

Friday: at Yankees, 7:05. Rays — LH Blake Snell (5-7, 3.39); Yankees — TBA

Saturday: at Yankees, 4:05. Rays — RH Chris Archer (8-17, 4.06); Yankees — TBA

Sunday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (6-7, 4.58); Yankees — TBA

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Comments
Rays place Wilson Ramos on DL for potential extended absence, seek replacement

Rays place Wilson Ramos on DL for potential extended absence, seek replacement

ST. PETERSBURG – The Rays made the inevitable move Wednesday of placing catcher Wilson Ramos on the disabled list while still looking for a replacement.Ramos, 30, strained his left hamstring Saturday in Minnesota, which forced him out of Tuesda...
Updated: 6 hours ago
An all-or-nothing All-Star Game

An all-or-nothing All-Star Game

WASHINGTON — Tuesday's All-Star Game was exciting, dramatic, historic — and perfectly representative of the 2018 season, what with the unprecedented power show, display of blazing arms creating a fan club (25 strikeouts), and the emotion ...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Rays reinstate discount pizza promotion with Papa John’s after corporate action

Rays reinstate discount pizza promotion with Papa John’s after corporate action

The Rays reinstated the discount pizza promotion with Papa John's based on actions taken by corporate officials after the ouster of founder John Schnatter following reports he used a racial slur.The Rays had suspended the promotion, which offers half...
Published: 07/18/18
MLB: Brewers’ Josh Hader must take sensitivity training after tweets

MLB: Brewers’ Josh Hader must take sensitivity training after tweets

WASHINGTON — Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Josh Hader will be required to go through sensitivity training after years-old racist and homophobic tweets of his resurfaced during the All-Star Game, Major League Baseball said Wednesday. MLB announced that th...
Published: 07/18/18
MLB player poll: Rays (and Marlins) fans are ‘the worst’

MLB player poll: Rays (and Marlins) fans are ‘the worst’

Rays fans and Tropicana Field are routinely ripped by media and out-of-towners, and the usual defense is the critics don't really know what they're talking about.Well, now the major-league players have spoken.Or at least some of them.Rays fans shared...
Published: 07/18/18
Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game, 8-6, in 10 innings

Record 10 homers as AL wins All-Star Game, 8-6, in 10 innings

WASHINGTON — A record 10 home runs . A slew of strikeouts. The all-or-nothing All-Star Game mirrored what baseball has become. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer homered on consecutive pitches to begin the 10th inning, and the American...
Published: 07/18/18
Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Blake Snell’s All-Star debut

Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Blake Snell’s All-Star debut

The Rays' Blake Snell makes his All-Star debut with a memorable first pitch, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says he likes the Rays' new stadium plans, and there is controversy at the Home Run Derby.Plus, Florida head coach Dan Mullen says the Gators ha...
Published: 07/18/18
All-Star morning after: On Blake Snell’s opening act

All-Star morning after: On Blake Snell’s opening act

Willson Contreras had seen Rays lefty Blake Snell before.Five times over two 2017 games, and at least a couple of times in 2015 when they were both playing at Double-A.So the Cubs catcher had a good idea what to expect when Snell threw his first pitc...
Published: 07/18/18
The Twitter controversy that marred All-Star Game

The Twitter controversy that marred All-Star Game

What had been a three-day feel-good All-Star celebration of baseball ended in some controversy on Tuesday night with Brewers reliever Josh Hader apologizing for a series of tweets from 2011-12 that contained racist, sexist and homophobic comments."Th...
Published: 07/18/18
MLB commissioner Manfred confident Rays owner is ‘going to get’ stadium deal done

MLB commissioner Manfred confident Rays owner is ‘going to get’ stadium deal done

WASHINGTON – Acknowledging both the challenges and urgency to work out a public-private financing plan, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Tuesday expressed extreme confidence in Rays principal owner Stuart Sternberg to make a de...
Published: 07/17/18
Updated: 07/18/18