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Rays-Red Sox Thursday preview

FORT MYERS, FL - FEBRUARY 28:  David Price #24 of the Boston Red Sox poses for a portrait on February 28, 2016 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

FORT MYERS, FL - FEBRUARY 28: David Price #24 of the Boston Red Sox poses for a portrait on February 28, 2016 at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Today: at Red Sox

1:35, Fenway Park, Boston

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 2.41)

RED SOX: LH David Price (2-0, 4.50)

On Odorizzi: Worked seven no-run, four-hit innings Friday vs. White Sox with no decision. Was 25th time since '14 he yielded one run or fewer, 11th with no win. Is 2-2, 3.43 in eight games vs. Red Sox.

On Price: Ex-Rays ace makes fourth start since signing with Red Sox, third at Fenway. Has eight-plus Ks in each start. Is 1-2, 4.26 in three starts vs. Rays with Tigers, Blue Jays.

Key matchups

Rays VS. PRICE

Curt Casali 3-for-6, 2 HRs

Logan Forsythe 0-for-7

Evan Longoria 0-for-9

Steve Pearce 5-for-20, HR

RED SOX VS. ARCHER

Xander Bogaerts 5-for-14

Brock Holt 3-for-13, HR

David Ortiz 3-for-18

About Tuesday night

In beating the Red Sox 3-0 in 10 innings, the Rays became the fourth AL team to pitch a shutout while allowing one hit or fewer in extra innings, joining the 2011 Twins (vs. Angels), 1976 Rangers (at A's) and 1903 White Sox (vs. Cleveland). Among other historic notables, it was the first time:

. the Red Sox were shut out at home since June 2015, a span of 63 games in between;

. the Red Sox were shut out in an extra-inning game at home since April 15, 1991;

. the Red Sox were one-hit in extra innings at home, and second overall, also Sept. 18, 1934, at the St. Louis Browns;

. any team was held to one hit in an extra-inning game since May 7, 2013, when the Mets did it to the White Sox;

. the Rays won an extra-inning game since June 3, 2015, dropping 11 straight in the interim.

Source: Elias, Rays, baseball-reference.com

Rays-Red Sox Thursday preview 04/20/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 10:44pm]
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