Thursday, September 20, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Twins Sunday preview

Today: at Twins

2:10, Target Field, Minneapolis

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; FS1; 620-AM, 1550-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH Drew Smyly (2-7, 4.77)

TWINS: RH Tyler Duffey (2-4, 4.57)

On Smyly: Coming off his worst career start, allowing the Royals eight runs on 12 hits over four innings. Followed a 1-3, 2.60 April with a 1-4, 7.18 May. Is 2-1, 2.41 in 15 games (five starts) vs. Twins.

On Duffey: Coming off loss to A's, allowing five runs in 42/3 innings. 2012 draftee makes 18th career start, 7-5, 3.71 with 89 Ks in 991/3 innings. Got a no-decision for 51/3 innings vs. Rays in 2015.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. DUFFEY

Hank Conger 0-for-2

Evan Longoria 1-for-3

TWINS VS. SMYLY

Eduardo Escobar 4-for-6, 2 HRs

Joe Mauer 3-for-16

Trevor Plouffe 2-for-9

Kurt Suzuki 3-for-5

On deck

Monday: at D'backs, 9:40. Rays — RH Chris Archer (3-7, 4.75); D'backs — LH Robbie Ray (2-4, 4.74)

Tuesday: at D'backs, 9:40. Rays — LH Matt Moore (2-3, 5.46); D'backs — RH Zack Greinke (7-3, 4.29)

Wednesday: at D'backs, 3:40. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (2-3, 3.33); D'backs — RH Archie Bradley (2-1, .4.94)

Thursday: Off

Friday: vs. Astros, 7:10. Rays — TBA; Astros — TBA

Saturday: vs. Astros, 4:10. Rays — TBA; Astros — TBA

Sunday: vs. Astros, 1:10. Rays — TBA; Astros — TBA

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

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