Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

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

Tonight: vs. Yankees

7:10, Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $26-350; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge up to $5 within five hours of game.

Promotion: $7.11 upper-deck tickets with coupon from 7-Eleven stores

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Erasmo Ramirez (2-0, 2.92)

Yankees: RH Luis Severino (2-2, 3.86)

On Ramirez: Replacing demoted Blake Snell in rotation, is 13-6, 3.33 in 29 starts for Rays. One 2017 start April 20; hasn't exceeded two innings or 28 pitches since April 26. Is 2-2, 3.71 in 16 games vs. Yankees.

On Severino: Worked just 2⅓ innings Sunday vs. Astros, allowing six hits. Has logged 47 strikeouts vs. 10 walks in 42 innings. Beat Rays April 13 with seven strong innings, 4-1, 3.26 in eight games.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Severino

Corey Dickerson3-for-5 HR

Kevin Kiermaier 1-for-12

Evan Longoria 3-for-14 HR

Steven Souza Jr. 3-for-9

Yankees vs. Ramirez

Jacoby Ellsbury 3-for-11 HR

Brett Gardner 2-for-10 HR

Didi Gregorius 2-for-11 HR

Chase Headley 2-for-20

On deck

Saturday: vs. Yankees, 4:10. Rays, RH Matt Andriese (3-1, 3.18); Yankees, RH Masahiro Tanaka (5-2, 5.80)

Sunday: vs. Yankees, 1:10. Rays, RH Chris Archer (3-2, 3.70); Yankees, LH CC Sabathia (3-2, 4.93)

Rays disabled list

• RHP Brad Boxberger, 60-day, flexor strain, targeting mid June

• LHP Xavier Cedeno, 60-day, forearm tightness, June 16, July at soonest

• SS Matt Duffy, 10-day, heel surgery recovery, April 12, targeting late May

• RHP Nathan Eovaldi, 60-day, Tommy John surgery, out all of 2017

• RHP Kevin Gadea, 60-day, forearm tendinitis, June 1, unclear

• RHP Tommy Hunter, 10-day, calf strain, May 3, targeting late May

• 2B Brad Miller, 10-day, left abdominal strain, May 26, targeting late May

• C Wilson Ramos, 60-day, knee surgery recovery, June 1, targeting late June

• RHP Shawn Tolleson, 60-day, flexor strain, eligible June 1

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