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Rays-Red Sox Thursday preview

Today: vs. Red Sox

1:10, Tropicana Field

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM

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

Promotion: $15 press-level tickets for seniors.

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Jake Odorizzi (8-5, 3.63)

RED SOX: LH Drew Pomeranz (10-9, 2.95)

On Odorizzi: Tops among AL starters with a 1.64 ERA post-All-Star break, going 5-0 in seven starts. Coming off win over Rangers, allowing just one run. Is 2-3, 4.36 in 10 starts vs. Red Sox.

On Pomeranz: Is 2-2, 4.23 in seven starts since being acquired from Padres. Ranks among MLB leaders with .205 opponents average. Is 1-0 in two games vs. Rays, with 52/3 scoreless innings.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. POMERANZ

Matt Duffy 2-for-9

Logan Forsythe 2-for-8

Brad Miller 2-for-5, HR

Logan Morrison 1-for-6

RED SOX VS. ODORIZZI

Mookie Betts 5-for-15

Xander Bogaerts 7-for-18

David Ortiz 4-for-22, HR

Dustin Pedroia 6-for-19, HR

On deck

Friday: at Astros, 8:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (6-11, 4.88); Astros — RH Mike Fiers (9-6, 4.48)

Saturday: at Astros, 7:10. Rays — LH Blake Snell (4-6, 3.17); Astros — LH Dallas Keuchel (8-12, 4.64)

Sunday: at Astros, 2:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (7-17, 4.11); Astros — RH Doug Fister (12-8, 3.59)

Monday: at Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (6-5, 3.71); Red Sox — TBA

Tuesday: at Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (8-5, 3.63); Red Sox — TBA

Rays-Red Sox Thursday preview 08/24/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 11:19pm]
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