Saturday, July 21, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-White Sox Saturday preview

Tonight: vs. White Sox

6:10, 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: Kevin Kiermaier Platinum Glove Bobblehead for all fans

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Erasmo Ramirez (1-0, 3.00)

WHITE sox: LH John Danks (0-1, 9.00)

On Ramirez: Coming off three appearances in relief. He earned the win in his first appearance, in which he gave up one hit and struck out two in a 5-3 victory against the Blue Jays on April 6.

On Danks: He is making his second start and first on the road. He lost on April 8, allowing seven runs on eight hits in five innings against the Indians.

Key matchups

Rays vs. danks

Logan Forsythe 0-for-7

Desmond Jennings 2-for-6

Evan Longoria 4-for-25

Brandon Guyer 2-for-6

white sox vs. ramirez

Alex Avila 0-for-1

Melky Cabrera 1-for-2

Brett Lawrie 4-for-7

Dioner Navarro 0-for-1

Celebrating history

Honoring the day Jackie Robinson made his major-league debut on April 15, 1947, becoming the first African-American to play in the majors in the modern era, Friday was Jackie Robinson Day for all major-league teams. A film about Robinson's accomplishments played on the big screen at Tropicana Field before the game, and players and Rays staff wore No. 42 during the game. "From the first time I wore it to now, it's different. It definitely means more," OF Desmond Jennings said of wearing Robinson's number. "Then I was wearing it because it was my jersey. Now I'm wearing it for pride."

CF to center stage

Before tonight's game, CF Kevin Kiermaier will be presented with his 2015 Rawlings AL Platinum Glove Award. To correspond with the award, the Rays will give out Kevin Kiermaier bobbleheads to all fans tonight. On Sunday, kids 14 and under will receive a Kiermaier glove.

On deck

Sunday: vs. White Sox, 1:10. Rays — LH Matt Moore (0-0, 3.00); White Sox — Jose Quintana (1-0, 2.31)

Monday: Off

Tuesday: at Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — TBA; Red Sox — TBA

Wednesday: at Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — TBA; Red Sox — TBA

Kelly Parsons, Times staff writer

Comments
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