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Rays-Red Sox Friday preview

Tonight: vs. Red Sox

7:10, Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $26-$300; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge of up to $5 within five hours of game time.

Promotion: $15 lower-level tickets for students 18 and over; two upper-level tickets for $21 as part of Roberto Clemente Day event.

Probable pitchers

RAYS: Chris Archer (8-18, 4.05)

red sox: LH Drew Pomeranz (10-12, 3.40)

On Archer: Has lost 10 straight decisions to Red Sox, including 0-4, 6.65 this season. Tied Tanyon Sturtze's 2002 team record for losses in a season. Is third in AL with 221 strikeouts.

On Pomeranz: Is 2-5, 4.91 in 12 starts for Sox since being acquired from Padres. Is among MLB leaders with 9.86 strikeouts per nine innings. Is 1-1, 2.45 in four games vs. Rays, 0-1, 3.55 this year.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. pomeranz

Logan Forsythe 2-for-14

Kevin Kiermaier 1-for-7

Evan Longoria 1-for-7

Brad Miller 5-for-11 HR

red sox VS. archer

Mookie Betts 6-for-17 HR

Xander Bogaerts 4-for-17 HR

David Ortiz 5-for-19 HR

Dustin Pedroia 4-for-19

Good deeds

• RHP Chris Archer will be honored as the team's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award as one of the events tied to the Hall of Famer on Hispanic Heritage Night.

• A canned food drive tonight benefits Feeding Tampa Bay. All donors get a voucher for two tickets to a 2017 home game.

On deck

Saturday: vs. Red Sox, 6:10. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (8-7, 4.41); Red Sox — RH Rick Porcello (21-4, 3.08)

Sunday: vs. Red Sox, 1:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (9-6, 3.73); Red Sox — LH Eduardo Rodriguez (3-7, 4.84)

Monday: at White Sox, 8:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (7-11, 4.86); White Sox — TBA

Tuesday: at White Sox, 8:10. Rays — RH Alex Cobb; (1-1, 6.16); White Sox — TBA

Wednesday: at White Sox, 8:10. Rays — LH Blake Snell (5-8, 3.87); White Sox — TBA

Thursday: at White Sox, 8:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (8-18, 4.05); White Sox — TBA

Rays-Red Sox Friday preview 09/22/16 [Last modified: Thursday, September 22, 2016 11:11pm]
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