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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,, 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


Corey Dickerson 5-for-9, HR

Logan Forsythe 6-for-16

Evan Longoria 2-for-14

Logan Morrison 2-for-23


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

Rays-Orioles Tuesday preview 09/05/16 [Last modified: Monday, September 5, 2016 8:43pm]
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