Thursday, September 20, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays vs. Mariners, 7:10 Friday, Tropicana Field

Tonight: vs. Mariners

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; surcharge of up to $5 within five hours of game.

Promotion: $7.11 upper level seats with coupon from 7-11 stores.

Rays info: Toll-free 1-888-326-7297

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Austin Pruitt (6-3, 5.07)

MARINERS: RH Erasmo Ramirez (4-4, 4.73)

On Pruitt: Makes fifth straight start since late July recall, 1-2, 3.47 in last four, facing Yankees, Astros, Red Sox, Indians aces. Worked 11/3 in relief vs. Mariners on June 4.

On Ramirez: Ex-Ray is 0-1, 3.30 in three starts for Mariners since July 28 trade (for reliever Steve Cishek). Is 3-3, 5.60 in 11 starts, 1-1, 3.23 in 18 relief appearances. Last faced Rays in 2014.

Rays VS. RAMIREZ

Lucas Duda 1-for-3

A. Hechavarria 2-for-3

Evan Longoria 1-for-8

Wilson Ramos 1-for-3

mariners VS. PRUITT

Jarrod Dyson 1-for-1

Kyle Seager 1-for-1

Jean Segura 1-for-1

Mike Zunino 1-for-1

On deck

Saturday: vs. Mariners, 6:10. Rays, RH Jake Odorizzi (6-6, 4.30); Mariners, LH Ariel Miranda (7-6, 4.75)

Sunday: vs. Mariners, 1:10. Rays, LH Blake Snell (1-6, 4.78); Mariners, RH Yovani Gallardo (5-8, 5.84)

Monday: Off

Tuesday: vs. Blue Jays, 7:10. Rays, TBA; Blue Jays, TBA

Comments
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