Saturday, June 16, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Tigers Thursday 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: $15 press level tickets for seniors.

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Jake Odorizzi (3-3, 3.93)

Tigers: RH Jordan Zimmermann (9-4, 3.81)

On Odorizzi: Coming off rough outing in Baltimore, allowing five runs, including three homers. Has MLB-most 10 no-decisions. Has had four-plus run innings four times. Is 2-1, 1.93 vs. Tigers.

On Zimmermann: Coming off rough outing vs. Cleveland, allowing seven runs in 32/3 innings. Started season with 241/3 scoreless innings. Is 1-1, 3.06 vs. Rays, last at Trop in 2009 with Nats.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. ZIMMERMANN

Curt Casali 2-for-4, HR

Logan Forsythe 0-for-6

Evan Longoria 2-for-8

Logan Morrison 4-for-20, 3 HRs

TIGERS VS. ODORIZZI

Miguel Cabrera 2-for-4

F. Castellanos 1-for-8

Ian Kinsler 2-for-10

Victor Martinez 1-for-5

On deck

Friday: vs. Tigers, 7:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (2-8, 5.32); Tigers — RH Michael Fulmer (7-2, 2.40)

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

Sunday: vs. Tigers, 1:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (4-11, 4.76); Tigers — RH Mike Pelfrey (2-7, 5.02)

Monday: vs. Angels, 1:10. Rays — LH Matt Moore (4-5, 4.65); Angels — TBA

Signed draft picks (26 of 41)

1. 3B Josh Lowe; 2. OF Ryan Boldt; 2-b. OF Jake Fraley; 3. RHP Austin Franklin; 4. RHP Easton McGee; 5. RHP Mikey York; 6. RHP Zack Trageton; 7. RHP J.D. Busfield; 8. LHP Kenny Rosenberg; 9. RHP Peter Bayer; 10. RHP Spencer Jones; 12. RHP Brandon Lawson; 13. 1B Nathanial Lowe; 15. LHP Dalton Moats; 19. 3B James Haley; 23. OF Isaac Benard; 24. RHP Joe Serrapica; 27. 2B Robbie Tenerowicz; 28. C Jean Ramirez; 29. 2B Trek Stemp; 31. C Joey Roach; 32. SS Deion Tansel; 34. 1B Bobby Melley; 35. LHP Alex Estrella; 36. RHP Anthony Parente; 38. RHP Brian McAfee.

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

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