Sunday, February 25, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays: Team honors Wounded Warriors

Rays vs. A's

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $11-200, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Erik Bedard (2-1, 2.78)

A'S: LH Tommy Milone (1-3, 4.10)

On Bedard: Has been arguably the team's most consistent starter as of late, allowing a combined two earned runs in his past four starts. Is 4-5 with a 3.67 ERA in 15 career appearances (14 starts) against the A's.

On Milone: Is coming off two strong starts, giving up one earned run in 14 combined innings. Is 1-2 with a 7.13 ERA in three career starts against Tampa Bay.

Key matchups

Rays VS. MILONE

Yunel Escobar 3-for-6, HR

Sean Rodriguez 3-for-6

Desmond Jennings 1-for-8

A'S VS. BEDARD:

Coco Crisp 1-for-18

Nick Punto 6-for-14

Yoenis Cespedes 2-for-8

On deck

Thursday: A's, 4:10. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (1-1, 1.89); A's — RH Sonny Gray (5-1, 2.10)

Friday: Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — LHP David Price (4-4, 4.28) or RHP Chris Archer (3-2, 4.59); Red Sox — RH John Lackey (5-3, 4.01)

Saturday: Red Sox, 4:10. Rays — RHP Chris Archer (3-2, 4.59) or LHP David Price (4-4, 4.28); Red Sox — RH Jake Peavy (1-2, 4.33)

Sunday: Red Sox, 1:40. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (2-4, 4.98); Red Sox — LH Felix Doubront (2-3 4.54)

Rays disabled list

• RHP Jeremy Hellickson, right elbow surgery, eligible April 14 (targeting late June)

• LHP Matt Moore, left elbow soreness, eligible April 23 (had surgery April 22, out for season)

• INF Ben Zobrist, disclocated left thumb, eligible May 30

Joe Smith, Times staff writer

Guests of the day

On Navy Appreciation Night at the Trop, the Rays also welcomed the Wounded Warrior Amputee Football Team onto the field pregame. The WWAFT, composed of military service members who have lost limbs, are in town to play a charity flag football game tonight against ex-Bucs and NFL stars at Tampa Plant High (7 p.m.). For more info, go to wwaft.org.

Quote of the day

"He's one of the best outfielders in all of baseball right now. I'll put him up against anybody."

Rays manager Joe Maddon on rookie OF Kevin Kiermaier

Number of the day

40 Pitches by Rays RHP Jake Odorizzi in the fourth inning, including 17 foul balls.

 
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