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Rays: Some encouraging numbers after latest win

Today: off

Next game: 7:10 p.m. Friday, vs. Rangers, Tropicana Field. Probable pitchers: Rays — RH Matt Andriese (6-4, 3.36); Rangers — LH Cole Hamels (12-4, 2.88)

Quote of the day

"I'm sure KK feels terrible, and Nick probably feels a little worse."

Manager Kevin Cash, on the weird first-inning incident where Nick Franklin was hit on the helmet by Kevin Kiermaier's bat while in the on-deck circle.

Numbers game

The Rays:

. Have won four straight games, matching their season high (fifth time).

. Recorded their fourth series sweep.

. Notched their seventh shutout.

. Logged their second straight game without allowing an extra-base hit, for the third time this season.

. Won for the second time this season when scoring two runs or one.

Who's your daddy

The Rays have won seven straight against the Padres and are 12-6 all time, their .667 winning percentage matching their work against the Cubs and Brewers for their best against any opponent.

On deck

Saturday: vs. Rangers, 6:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (7-5, 3.72); Rangers — RH A.J. Griffin (5-2, 4.68)

Sunday: vs. Rangers, 1:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (5-11, 4.85); Rangers — LH Martin Perez (8-8, 4.09)

Monday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — LH Blake Snell (4-5, 3.06); Red Sox — TBA

Tuesday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (7-16, 4.18); Red Sox — TBA

Wednesday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (6-4, 3.36); Red Sox — TBA

Aug. 25: vs. Red Sox, 1:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (7-5, 3.72); Red Sox — TBA

Rays disabled list

• OF Oswaldo Arcia, right elbow strain, 15-day, eligible Aug. 12, targeting this week

• RHP Alex Cobb, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting late August

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

• LHP Enny Romero, back strain, eligible Aug. 19, targeting late August

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Rays: Some encouraging numbers after latest win 08/17/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 10:13pm]
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