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Rays-Red Sox Monday 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: Military Monday. Two free tickets to all active-duty military, retired or honorably discharged veterans.

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH Blake Snell (4-5, 3.06)

RED SOX: LH David Price (11-8, 4.19)

On Snell: Is 3-2 with 2.50 ERA over past seven starts, lowering ERA from 3.86. Has allowed two or fewer runs in each start in that stretch. Swing-and-miss rate is 13.3 percent during those starts.

On Price: His eight starts of at least eight innings is tied with White Sox LHP Chris Sale for most in majors. Leads AL pitchers with seven double-digit strikeout games.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. PRICE

Logan Forsythe 5-for-17

Kevin Kiermaier 2-for-5, HR

Evan Longoria 4-for-18, HR

Brad Miller 3-for-17

Logan Morrison 2-for-12

RED SOX VS. SNELL

None have faced

One no fun

The Rays are 8-18 in one-run games. They have won one one-run game in the past nine weeks, 3-2 on Aug. 4 over the Royals.

On deck

Tuesday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (7-16, 4.28); Red Sox — TBA

Wednesday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (6-5, 3.66); Red Sox — RH Rick Porcello (17-3, 3.22)

Rays-Red Sox Monday preview 08/21/16 [Last modified: Sunday, August 21, 2016 9:08pm]
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