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Rays: Pitching matchup a battle of baby faces

Today: Off

Next game: Friday, at Cubs, 4:05 p.m.

Probable pitchers: Rays — RH Chris Archer (7-6, 3.42); Cubs — LH Tsuyoshi Wada (1-1, 3.32)

On deck

Saturday: at Cubs, 4:05. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (7-9, 4.09); Cubs — RH Edwin Jackson (6-11, 5.66)

Sunday: at Cubs, 2:20. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (7-6, 3.52); Cubs — LH Travis Wood (7-9, 5.10)

Monday: at Rangers, 8:05. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (6-10, 3.98); Rangers — RH Colby Lewis (8-8, 5.50)

Tuesday: at Rangers, 8:05. Rays — RH Jeremy Hellickson (1-1, 2.61); Rangers — RH Nick Tepesch (3-7, 4.84)

Wednesday: at Rangers, 8:05. Rays — RH Chris Archer (7-6, 3.42); Rangers — RH Miles Mikolas (1-4, 7.29)

Thursday: at Rangers, 8:05. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (7-9, 4.09); Rangers — RH Yu Darvish (10-6, 2.82)

Rays disabled list

• INF Tim Beckham, 60-day, right knee surgery, eligible to return May 29 (targeting mid August)

• OF David DeJesus, 15-day, left hand fracture, eligible July 3 (targeting mid August)

• C Ryan Hanigan, 15-day, left oblique strain, eligible July 24 (targeting mid August)

• LHP Matt Moore, 60-day, left elbow surgery (April 22), out for the season

• INF Jerry Sands, 15-day, left wrist surgery (July 22) out for season

• OF Wil Myers, 60-day, right wrist fracture, eligible July 30 (targeting mid August)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Face off

RHP Jeremy Hellickson often looks like the youngest player on the field, but he may have met his match Wednesday in A's starter Sonny Gray. "I was thinking it was the battle of the baby faces," Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "It could have been a high school game the way these two kids look."

Going retro

The Cubs are making Sunday something of an '80s throwback day — giving out Rubik's Cubes to kids — and the Rays will do their part by wearing a new version of their retro "faux-back" uniforms. Expect more yellow in these.

Quote of the day

"I was talking about the Wallendas — they showed up today."

Rays manager Joe Maddon, somehow referencing his runners circling the bases to the high-wire artists.

Rays: Pitching matchup a battle of baby faces 08/06/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 11:00pm]
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