Rays at Marlins
When/where: 7:40 tonight; Marlins Park, Miami
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Rays: RH Chris Archer (3-2, 4.00)
MARLINS: RH Henderson Alvarez (2-3, 3.18)
On Archer: Coming off a no-decision at Toronto. Has allowed two runs over past three starts but has only one win. Hasn't lasted more than six innings in past seven starts. First time facing Marlins.
On Alvarez: Left Wednesday start after five scoreless innings (62 pitches) due to right elbow stiffness, got an extra day's rest. One win in past five starts. Is 0-5, 6.28 ERA in five starts vs. Rays.
Rays VS. ALVAREZ
D. Jennings 4-for-10, 2 HRs
Matt Joyce 5-for-13
E. Longoria 6-for-10, 3 HRs
Ben Zobrist 6-for-14
MARLINS VS. ARCHER
None have faced
Wednesday: vs. Marlins, 7:10. Rays — LH David Price (4-4, 4.27); Marlins — RH Tom Koehler (4-5, 3.18)
Thursday: vs. Marlins, 4:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (2-5, 5.13); Marlins — RH Jacob Turner (1-3, 5.59)
Friday: vs. Mariners, 7:10. Rays — LH Erik Bedard (2-4, 4.27); Mariners — RH Chris Young (5-2, 3.27)
Saturday: vs. Mariners, 4:10. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (1-2, 2.93); Mariners — LH Roenis Elias (4-4, 3.53)
Sunday: vs. Mariners, 1:40. Rays — RH Chris Archer (3-2, 4.00); Mariners — RH Felix Hernandez (7-1, 2.57)
Monday: vs. Mariners, 1:10. Rays — LH David Price (4-4, 4.27); Mariners — TBA
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer
Coming up a little short
The Rays wives and girlfriends rallied late Monday but lost 10-9 to their Marlins counterparts in a charity softball game. The Rays, playing for Autism Speaks, rallied from a 10-6 deficit in the seventh and left the tying run on third. It was the first game the Rays have lost at Marlins Park, the wives winning in 2012, the real Rays winning their first five until Monday's loss.
Quote of the day
"They can't work any harder, they can't care any more, they can't try (any harder). All that stuff is there."
Rays manager Joe Maddon on his struggling hitters.
Numbers of the day
1 Game in their past 20 in which the Rays have scored a first-inning run.
26 Games in which the Rays have scored two or fewer runs, most in the AL.