Saturday, February 24, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Tigers Friday preview

Tonight: vs. Tigers

7:10, Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $15-275; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge of up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: Student Rush: Students 18 and over with valid student I.D. can purchase lower level tickets for $15.

Probable pitchers

Rays: LH Drew Smyly (2-8, 5.32)

Tigers: RH Michael Fulmer (7-2, 2.40)

On Smyly: Is 0-4, three no-decisions over past seven starts, the longest losing streak of his career. Has not won at the Trop this season. Is 0-1 with a 5.56 ERA in two starts against his former team.

On Fulmer: The rookie has allowed one or fewer runs in each of his past seven starts. Included was seven innings of four-hit, one-run ball when he struck out 11 Rays on May 21 in Detroit.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Fulmer

Corey Dickerson 0-for-3

Brandon Guyer 1-for-3

Evan Longoria 1-for-3, HR

Logan Morrison 0-for-3

Tigers vs. Smyly

Mike Aviles 2-for-11

Ian Kinsler 5-for-13. HR

Cameron Maybin 3-3, HR

James McCann 4-for-5, 2 HR

On deck

Saturday: vs. Tigers, 4:10. Rays — LH Blake Snell (1-2, 3.54); Tigers — RH Justin Verlander (7-6, 4.30)

Roger Mooney, Times correspondent

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