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Rays-Red Sox Tuesday 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 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: $2 kids tickets with purchase of one adult ticket. Limit two kids tickets per purchase.

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Chris Archer (7-16, 4.28)

RED SOX: RH Clay Buchholz (4-9, 5.42)

On Archer: Is 3-4 with a 3.06 ERA since the break, a 1.60-point improvement over his first-half ERA. Is 1-9, 5.82 in 14 career starts vs. the Red Sox, including 0-3, 8.10 in three starts this season.

On Buchholz: Returns to rotation for a spot start in place of Steven Wright. Was 2-8 with a 5.95 ERA in 15 starts. Has made 13 appearances out of the bullpen.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. BUCHHOLZ

Logan Forsythe 3-for-7

Kevin Kiermaier 1-for-10

Evan Longoria 11-for-49, HR

Brad Miller 1-for-6, HR

Logan Morrison 5-for-12, 2 HRs

RED SOX VS. ARCHER

Mookie Betts 4-for-18, 2 HRs

Xander Bogaerts 7-for-19

Jackie Bradley Jr. 4-for-18

Brock Holt 5-for-23

David Ortiz 13-for-35, 3 HRs

Dustin Pedroia 7-for-30

Trending down

RH Chris Archer has lost nine straight games to the Red Sox, the longest losing streak by any pitcher against Boston since RHP Mike Moore lost 10 straight from 1987-92.

On deck

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

Roger Mooney, Times staff writer

Rays-Red Sox Tuesday preview 08/22/16 [Last modified: Monday, August 22, 2016 11:01pm]
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