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Rays-Red Sox Sunday preview

Today: vs. Red Sox

1:10, Tropicana Field

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 1250-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Tickets: $36-$325; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge of up to $5 within five hours of game time.

Promotions: DJ Kitty toothbrush holder to kids 14 and under; Shirts Off Our Backs charity fundraiser

Pregame ceremony: 12:55, honoring retiring Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, with gifts from Rays players and organization.

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Jake Odorizzi (9-6, 3.73)

RED SOX: LH Eduardo Rodriguez (3-7, 4.84)

On Odorizzi: Coming off his MLB-most 16th no-decision Sunday in Baltimore. Has allowed two or fewer earned runs in 20 starts. Is 3-3, 4.05 in 12 starts vs. Sox, though 2-0, 1.01 in four at Trop.

On Rodriguez: Coming off Tuesday win at Orioles, is 2-4, 3.21 in 12 starts since All-Star break, allowing three or fewer earned runs in 10. Allowed nine runs on 11 hits over 22/3 innings vs. Rays June 27.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. RODRIGUEZ

Logan Forsythe 3-for-7, HR

Kevin Kiermaier 0-for-3

Evan Longoria 4-for-7

Mikie Mahtook 3-for-6

RED SOX VS. ODORIZZI

Mookie Betts 5-for-19

Xander Bogaerts 8-for-23

David Ortiz 4-for-24, HR

Dustin Pedroia 9-for-24, HR

Tweet of the day

records are made to be broken even bad ones!!

@sturtze56, former Devil Rays RHP Tanyon Sturtze, whose 2002 team-record 18 losses were eclipsed by Chris Archer Friday

On deck

Monday: at White Sox, 8:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (7-11, 4.86); White Sox — RH James Shields (3-11, 7.11)

Rays-Red Sox Sunday preview 09/24/16 [Last modified: Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:42pm]
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