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Rays-Rangers Friday preview

Tonight: vs. Rangers

8:05, Globe Life Park

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

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Matt Andriese (8-7, 4.34)

RANGERS: RH Yu Darvish (6-5, 3.53)

On Andriese: Is 2-0, 2.76 over past three starts — Yankees, Orioles, Red Sox — after an 0-5, 8.47 seven-start skid following return from bullpen. Is 0-1, 7.00 in two starts vs. Rangers.

On Darvish: Is 4-5, 3.66 in 13 starts since All-Star break return from second DL stint (shoulder, previously Tommy John surgery rehab). Last faced Rays April 2014; 3-0, 1.00 in four starts.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. DARVISH

Nick Franklin 1-for-6

Evan Longoria 2-for-11

Brad Miller 0-for-8

Alexei Ramirez 2-for-9

RANGERS VS. ANDRIESE

Carlos Beltran 0-for-4

Adrian Beltre 3-for-5, HR

Ian Desmond 2-for-4

Jonathan Lucroy 1-for-3

10 for 20

The last 10 pitchers to lose 20 games in the majors:

2003 Mike Maroth, DET 9-21

1980 Brian Kingman, OAK 8-20

1979 Phil Niekro, ATL 21-20

1977 Jerry Koosman, NYM 8-20

1977 Phil Niekro, ATL 16-20

1975 Wilbur Wood, CWS 16-20

1974 Bill Bonham, CHI 11-22

1974 Randy Jones, SD 8-22

1974 Mickey Lolich, DET 16-21

1974 Steve Rogers, MON 15-22

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Rays-Rangers Friday preview 09/29/16 [Last modified: Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:47pm]
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