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Rays-Red Sox Wednesday preview

Tonight: vs. Red Sox

7:10, Tropicana Field

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 1550-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 hot dogs and fountain drinks

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Matt Andriese (6-5, 3.66)

RED SOX: RH Rick Porcello (17-3, 3.22)

On Andriese: Is 0-3, 7.11 in four starts since moving back from bullpen to rotation. Was 5-0, 2.82 in first seven starts after May call-up. Is 1-0 with 92/3 scoreless innings in three games vs. Red Sox.

On Porcello: Shares major-league lead in wins. Is 10-1, 2.62 over past 12 outings, with 64 strikeouts and 11 walks. Is 8-4, 2.85 in 14 starts vs. Rays, including 3-0, 2.25 this season with 22 Ks in 20 innings.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. PORCELLO

Evan Longoria 9-for-36

Brad Miller 3-for-11, 3 HRs

Logan Morrison 6-for-16

Steven Souza Jr. 6-for-18

RED SOX VS. ANDRIESE

Mookie Betts 1-for-5

Xander Bogaerts 1-for-3

Jackie Bradley Jr. 0-for-4

David Ortiz 0-for-3

On deck

Thursday: vs. Red Sox, 1:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (8-5, 3.63); Red Sox — LH Drew Pomeranz (8-7, 2.47; 2-2, 4.23 with Boston)

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 — TBA; Red Sox — TBA

Tuesday: at Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — TBA; Red Sox — TBA

Aug. 31: at Red Sox, 1:35. Rays — TBA; Red Sox — TBA

Rays disabled list

• RHP Alex Cobb, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting this week

• INF/OF Nick Franklin, concussion symptoms, 7-day, eligible Saturday

• OF Desmond Jennings, left knee contusion, 15-day, eligible Aug. 18, no target date

Rays-Red Sox Wednesday preview 08/23/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:38pm]
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