Thursday, April 26, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: Price, Guyer wager on CWS

Rays vs. Pirates

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $14-200, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Chris Archer (4-4, 3.14)

PIRATES: LH Jeff Locke (0-1, 3.76)

On Archer: Bounced back from six-run outing against Houston to throw 62/3 shutout innings against the Astros in the next start. Has a 0.89 ERA since May 16. Has never faced the Pirates.

On Locke: Is winless in five starts but had three potential wins spoiled by blown saves. Has walked only one batter in his past two starts combined. Has never faced the Rays.

Key matchups

Rays VS. LOCKE

Ryan Hanigan 1-for-6

James Loney 1-for-1

PIRATES VS. ARCHER

Chris Stewart 0-for-8

On deck

Wednesday: vs. Pirates, 12:10. Rays — LH David Price (5-7, 3.81); Pirates —RH Charlie Morton (4-8, 3.47)

Thursday: Off

Friday: at Orioles (DH), 1:05 and 7:05. Game 1: Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (3-7, 4.29); Orioles — RH Kevin Gausman (3-1, 2.74). Game 2: Rays — TBD; Orioles — RH Bud Norris (7-5, 3.62)

Matt Baker, Times staff writer

Friendly wager

The College World Series between Vanderbilt and Virginia that started Monday night has two very interested parties in the Rays' clubhouse. OF Brandon Guyer played for three seasons at Virginia, and LHP David Price starred at Vanderbilt. Guyer said the two have a "good little bet" about the outcome but politely declined to share the details.

Knuckleball practice

Manager Joe Maddon was so impressed with Durant High knuckleballer Chelsea Baker's pregame throws in batting practice that he said he thinks she's good enough to continue her baseball career after high school. "She was outstanding," Maddon said.

Numbers of the day

3 Double plays grounded into by the Rays on Monday

11 Games the Rays have hit into at least three double plays — the most in the majors

147 Projected number of double plays for the Rays this season

157 Club record, set in 1999

 
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