Wednesday, November 22, 2017
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Tonight: at Red Sox

7:10, Fenway Park, Boston

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Drew Smyly (0-2, 4.61)

RED SOX: RH Joe Kelly (1-0, 10.13)

On Smyly: Bounced back from allowing three home runs in season debut, striking out 11 against the Indians on Wednesday. Only two walks in 132/3 innings this season.

On Kelly: Tagged for seven runs in three innings in first start, then pitched better in 4-2 win over Orioles, still walking five and allowing seven hits in five innings. Has a 6.50 ERA in two career starts against Rays.

Key matchups

Rays VS. KELLY

Steven Souza Jr. 3-for-5, HR

Steve Pearce 3-for-7, HR

Brad Miller 1-for-6

RED SOX VS. SMYLY

David Ortiz 5-for-11, HR

Mookie Betts 5-for-12, HR

Dustin Pedroia 2-for-13, 4 Ks

On deck

Wednesday: at Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (0-3, 5.87); Red Sox — RH Rick Porcello (2-0, 5.11)

Thursday: at Red Sox, 1:35. Rays — TBA; Red Sox — LH David Price (2-0, 4.50).

Friday: at Yankees, 7:05. Rays — TBA; Yankees — TBA

Saturday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — TBA; Yankees — TBA

Sunday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — TBA; Yankees — TBA

Have a listen

The Rays announced their first three postgame concerts for 2016 — The Fray on June 18, Bret Michaels on July 16 and Hunter Hayes on July 30. See story, 2B.

Dog's best friend

Each home run by Rays 3B Evan Longoria this season will again benefit the Pet Pal Animal Shelter, a no-kill, nonprofit shelter in St. Petersburg. It's his fifth year in a row supporting the shelter. For each home run, he'll join the Rays, his Ducky's Sports Lounge, Bright House Networks, Kids Artistic Revue and the Rainbow National Dance Competition in each donating $100 to the shelter. Since 2012, his home runs have resulted in $40,500 in donations for the shelter. For more information on how to help, visit petpalanimalshelter.com or call (727) 328-7738.

Rays disabled list

• RHP Brad Boxberger, core muscle surgery, eligible April 17, targeting mid May

• RHP Alex Cobb, Tommy John surgery, eligible April 17, targeting late July

• RHP Chase Whitley, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible April 18, targeting late July

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