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Rays-White Sox Friday preview

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 27:  Pitcher Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox poses for a portrait during spring training photo day at Camelback Ranch on February 27, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 27: Pitcher Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox poses for a portrait during spring training photo day at Camelback Ranch on February 27, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Tonight: vs. White Sox

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, team Tampa store; surcharge of up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: Breaking Barriers poster for all fans; two tickets for $42 for Jackie Robinson Day; discounted tickets for students

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 3.86)

White Sox: LH Chris Sale (2-0, 3.86)

On Odorizzi: Coming off Sunday's loss at Baltimore, allowing four second-inning runs, throwing 103 pitches. Faced the White Sox once, in April 2014, failing to get through five innings.

On Sale: Lakeland native has beaten A's and Indians, logging 14 Ks in 14 innings. Is 2-4, 4.62 in eight games vs. Rays, though 1-2, 2.01 with 37 Ks in 221/3 innings in four games at Trop.

Key matchups

Rays vs. Sale

Logan Forsythe1-for-5 HR

Desmond Jennings 1-for-10

Evan Longoria1-for-14

Steve Pearce3-for-9

White Sox vs. Odorizzi

Alex Avila1-for-7

Melky Cabrera2-for-9

Brett Lawrie1-for-4

Dioner Navarro1-for-6

Numbers of the day

0-6, 5.83 Record for Rays RHP Chris Archer in his last nine starts.

15 Homers allowed by Rays in first nine games; second most in franchise history — 16 in 2003, 2006.

44 Consecutive successful base stealers against Rays C Hank Conger, seven this season, 37 last year with Houston.

31,115 Total attendance for three-game series vs. Indians.

Familiar faces

White Sox C Dioner Navarro and OF Jerry Sands are former Rays, bullpen coach Bobby Thigpen a longtime St. Petersburg resident.

Rays-White Sox Friday preview 04/14/16 [Last modified: Thursday, April 14, 2016 8:20pm]
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