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Rays-Twins Sunday preview

Today: vs. Twins

1:10, Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $26-300; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge of up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: Laundry hamper for kids 14 and under

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Matt Andriese (6-2, 2.72)

TWINS: RH Kyle Gibson (3-6, 4.94)

On Andriese: Makes second start since rejoining rotation from bullpen, expects to go about 80 pitches. Is 5-1, 2.87 in nine starts; 1-1, 2.38 in 10 relief outings. Is 1-1, 7.88 in two games vs. Twins.

On Gibson: Coming off rough outing vs. Indians, allowing six runs on 10 hits over 42/3 innings. Has logged 59 Ks and 26 walks in 82 innings. Is 0-4, 8.85 in four starts vs. Rays, 0-2, 11.00 at Trop.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. GIBSON

Nick Franklin 2-for-5, HR

Kevin Kiermaier 3-for-5

Evan Longoria 4-for-10

Brad Miller 5-for-11

TWINS VS. ANDRIESE

Byron Buxton 2-for-3

Brian Dozier 3-for-5, HR

Robbie Grossman 0-for-3

Joe Mauer 1-for-4

On deck

Monday: at Jays, 7:07. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (6-5, 3.70); Jays — RH R.A. Dickey (8-12, 4.49)

Tuesday: at Jays, 7:07. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (3-11, 5.29); Jays — RH Marco Estrada (7-4, 2.92)

Wednesday: at Jays, 7:07. Rays — LH Blake Snell (3-4, 2.95); Jays — LH J.A. Happ (15-3, 3.09)

Rays-Twins Sunday preview 08/06/16 [Last modified: Saturday, August 6, 2016 10:46pm]
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