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Rays-White Sox Thursday preview

Tonight: at White Sox

8:10, U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago

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

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Chris Archer (8-19, 4.02)

WHITE SOX: LH Jose Quintana (12-11, 3.26)

On Archer: Seeking to avoid being majors' first 20-game loser since 2003. Is 4-7, 3.19 in 13 starts since All-Star break. Coming off loss to Red Sox. Is 2-0, 4.13 in five games vs. Sox.

On Quintana: Without much attention, ranks eighth in AL in ERA and 11th in strikeouts while logging 200 innings for fourth straight year. Is 1-2, 3.33 in five starts vs. Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. QUINTANA

Logan Forsythe 5-for-8, HR

Kevin Kiermaier 3-for-8

Evan Longoria 4-for-11

Brad Miller 1-for-8

WHITE SOX VS. ARCHER

Jose Abreu 5-for-12, HR

Melky Cabrera 5-for-23

Adam Eaton 3-for-9

J.B. Shuck 3-for-9

Power ball

Most homers by 90-loss teams in major-league history:

Team W-L HRs

2000 Astros 72-90 249

2003 Rangers 71-91 239

2002 Rangers 72-90 230

1999 Rockies 72-90 223

2016 Rays 65-93 214

On deck

Friday: at Rangers, 8:05. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (8-7, 4.34); Rangers — TBA

Saturday: at Rangers, 8:05. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (9-6, 3.77); Rangers — TBA

Sunday: at Rangers, 3:05. Rays — RH Chase Whitley (0-0, 1.74); Rangers — TBA

END OF SEASON

Rays DL

• INF Matt Duffy, 60-day, left ankle surgery

• 1B/DH Logan Morrison, 60-day, left wrist injury

• OF Steven Souza Jr., 60-day, left hip surgery

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Rays-White Sox Thursday preview 09/28/16 [Last modified: Thursday, September 29, 2016 12:05am]
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