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Rays-Twins Friday preview

Tonight: at Twins

8:10, Target Field, Minneapolis

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

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Jake Odorizzi (2-3, 3.36)

TWINS: RH Ricky Nolasco (2-3, 5.28)

On Odorizzi: Retired first 16 Yankees on Sunday but lost as the one hit he allowed later was a two-run homer. Has allowed two or fewer hits in each of past three starts. Is 1-0, 6.75 in two starts vs. Twins.

On Nolasco: Coming off win at Mariners, allowing two runs on three hits over six innings. Facing Rays for first time since April 2014; 3-5, 7.33 in eight outings against them.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. NOLASCO

Hank Conger 0-for-3

Desmond Jennings 1-for-9

Evan Longoria 4-for-16

Steve Pearce 1-for-6

TWINS VS. ODORIZZI

Brian Dozier 2-for-4, HR

Eduardo Escobar 0-for-4

Joe Mauer 2-for-5

Trevor Plouffe 1-for-4

On deck

Saturday: at Twins, 4:10. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (3-0, 2.36); Twins — RH Ervin Santana (1-4, 4.13)

Inside out

Thursday's inside-the-park homer by Minnesota's Eduardo Nunez was the eighth against the Rays.

Todd Walker, MIN 9/5/99

Paul Konerko, CWS 4/11/00

Luis Alicea, TEX 6/23/00

Angel Berroa, KC 8/1/03

Aaron Guiel, KC 8/3/03

Angel Berroa, KC 5/15/05

Jarrod Dyson, KC 7/8/15

Eduardo Nunez, MIN 6/2/16

Source: Stats LLC

Rays-Twins Friday preview 06/02/16 [Last modified: Thursday, June 2, 2016 11:28pm]
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