Monday, June 25, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Yankees Friday preview

Tonight: vs. Yankees

7:10, Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $26-300; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge of up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: $15 tickets for students 18 and over

Probable pitchers

RAYS: Rays: RH Chris Archer (3-5, 5.16)

YANKEES: RH Masahiro Tanaka (2-0, 3.24)

On Archer: Worked only three innings in last start at Tigers, throwing 77 pitches in allowing six runs. Has allowed 12 of his 30 earned runs in the first inning. Is 5-2, 2.25 in 10 starts vs. Yankees.

On Tanaka: Coming off a seven-inning winning outing against A's. Has allowed two or fewer earned runs in seven of nine starts. Unbeaten in nine starts. Is 2-0, 2.47 in four starts vs. Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. tanaka

D. Jennings 1-for-9 HR

Evan Longoria 1-for-11

Brad Miller 2-for-12

Logan Morrison 2-for-12

yankees vs. archer

Carlos Beltran 2-for-16

Jacoby Ellsbury 16-for-24 HR

Brett Gardner 7-for-27

Brian McCann 3-for-19 HR

Familiar faces

Yankees RHP Kirby Yates spent 2014-15 with Rays; pitching coach Larry Rothschild was Rays' first manager.

On deck

Saturday: vs. Yankees, 4:10. Rays— LH Matt Moore (1-3, 5.47); Yankees — RH Michael Pineda (2-5, 6,34)

Quote of the day

"It's a place that has a really special place in my heart. For sure, there's something about pitching here, man, that's really special."

— Marlins' Jose Fernandez, an Alonso High product, on the Trop

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