Tonight: at Red Sox
7:10, Fenway Park, Boston
TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Rays: RH Chris Archer (0-3, 5.87)
RED SOX: RH Rick Porcello (2-0, 5.11)
On Archer: Has allowed 30 baserunners over 151/3 innings in losing first three. Last win was Aug. 31, going 0-6, 5.83 in nine starts since. Is 1-6, 5.14 in 11 starts vs. Red Sox, 31-29, 3.29 vs. others.
On Porcello: Former Tiger has 15 strikeouts (and only 2 walks) in 121/3 innings over two starts, though has allowed four homers. Is 5-4, 3.01 in 11 starts vs. Rays, 3-1, 2.00 in his past five against them.
Rays VS. PORCELLO
Desmond Jennings 6-for-18, HR
Kevin Kiermaier 4-for-17
Evan Longoria 6-for-27
Brad Miller 2-for-2, 2 HRs
RED SOX VS. ARCHER
Mookie Betts 2-for-11, HR
Brock Holt 4-for-19
David Ortiz 9-for-27, 2 HRs
Dustin Pedroia 4-for-21
Thursday: at Red Sox, 1:35. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 2.41); Red Sox — LH David Price (2-0, 4.50)
Friday: at Yankees, 7:05. Rays — LH Matt Moore (1-0, 2.95; Yankees — CC Sabathia (1-1, 5.06)
Saturday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — TBA; Yankees — RH Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 3.06)
Sunday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (0-2, 4.61); Yankees — RH Michael Pineda (1-1, 6.55)
Quote of the day
"Nobody in this room, from the players to the coaches to the journalists, are perfect. Although we strive for that, we can't be perfect every time out."
Rays RHP Chris Archer
Numbers of the day
13 Consecutive batters retired by LHP Enny Romero to start season in four appearances. Only two Rays relievers started a season with more baserunner-less appearance, LH Scott Aldred (eight, in 1999), Fernando Rodney (five, 2012).
2 Pitchers in Rays history to lose their first four starts, as Chris Archer is in position to do tonight: Jae Seo lost his first five in 2006, Dave Eiland his first four in 1999.
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer