Saturday, May 26, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays vs. Indians, 1:10 p.m. Sunday, Tropicana Field

Today: vs. Indians

1:10, Tropicana Field

TV/radio: TBS, Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 760-AM (Spanish)

Tickets: $30-$300; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, surcharge of up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: Retro Socks for kids 14 and under while supplies last.

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Austin Pruitt (6-3, 5.14)

INDIANS: RH Corey Kluber (9-3, 2.77)

On Pruitt: Has allowed one run or none in three of his four starts this season. Has a 2.66 ERA in 201/3 IP as a starter, 6.91 in 282/3 as a reliever.

On Kluber: Struck out 11 or more in five consecutive starts. Has won his past three decisions, including three-hitter vs. Rockies in his last start.

Rays VS. KLUBER

Corey Dickerson 3-for-9

Evan Longoria 7-for-20, HR

Logan Morrison 4-for-17

Trevor Plouffe 13-for-43, 3 HRs

INDIANS VS. PRUITT

None have faced

On deck

Monday: vs. Blue Jays, 7:07. Rays, RH Jake Odorizzi (6-5, 4.38); Blue Jays, RH Nick Tepesch (0-2, 9.00)

Tuesday: vs. Blue Jays, 7:07. Rays, LH Blake Snell (0-6, 4.69); Blue Jays, RH Marco Estrada (5-7, 4.85)

Wednesday: vs. Blue Jays, 7:07. Rays, TBD; Blue Jays, RH Marcus Stroman (10-6, 3.00)

Thursday: vs. Blue Jays, 4:07. Rays, RH Jacob Faria (5-3, 3.19); Blue Jays, TBD

Bats gone silent

Runs scored by each AL team since the All-Star break:

Tigers 154

Orioles 150*

Astros 141*

Royals 139*

Twins 134

Blue Jays 130

Red Sox 126

Angels 124*

Indians 124

Athletics 123*

Mariners 123*

Yankees 119

Rangers 116*

White Sox 92*

Rays 85

* Late games not included

Comments
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