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Rays-Red Sox Tuesday preview

Tonight: at Red Sox

7:10, Fenway Park, Boston

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

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Jake Odorizzi (9-5, 3.53)

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

On Odorizzi: Is 6-0 with an AL-best 1.59 ERA in eight post All-Star break starts. Beat the Sox Thursday, allowing one run in seven innings. Is 3-3, 4.01 in 11 starts vs. Sox, though 1-3, 6.35 at Fenway.

On Pomeranz: Took a hard-luck loss to Rays last week, allowing two runs over six innings with career-high 11 Ks. Is 1-1, 1.54 vs. Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. POMERANZ

Matt Duffy 4-for-12

Logan Forsythe 4-for-12

Brad Miller 3-for-8, HR

RED SOX VS. ODORIZZI

Xander Bogaerts 7-for-20

David Ortiz 4-for-22, HR

Dustin Pedroia 8-for-22, HR

The K club

Most strikeouts by a Rays pitcher in a single season:

Pitcher Ks Year

Chris Archer 252 2015

Scott Kazmir 239 2007

James Shields 225 2011

James Shields 223 2012

David Price 218 2011

David Price 205 2012

Chris Archer 202* 2016

Matt Garza 189 2009

* Current season

Rays-Red Sox Tuesday preview 08/29/16 [Last modified: Monday, August 29, 2016 11:20pm]
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