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Rays-Yankees Friday preview

Tonight: at Yankees

7:05 (first pitch about 7:35 after ceremonies), Yankee Stadium, New York

TV/radio: Ch. 13; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Chris Archer (6-15, 4.26)

yankees: LH CC Sabathia (6-9, 4.18)

On Archer: Coming off strong start vs. Twins, allowing only three hits and one run over six innings. Is 2-2, 2.45 over past four starts. Is 5-3, 2.13 in 11 starts vs. Yankees but has lost past three.

On Sabathia: Struggling mightily with 1-5, 6.62 mark over past nine starts, allowing 11 homers in 53 innings, after a 4-2, 0.82 run. Is 13-14, 3.77 in 39 career starts vs. Rays.

Welcome to jungle

The Rays are the guests of honor for another busy weekend as the Yankees bid farewell tonight to Alex Rodriguez, honor their 1996 World Series championship team on Saturday, and add Mariano Rivera to Monument Park on Sunday. But that's nothing new for the Rays, who have been present for quite a few Yankees events over the years:

• First game after Sept. 11 attacks, Sept. 25, 2001

• Derek Jeter ties Lou Gehrig for most hits by Yankee, Sept. 10, 2009

• First game after death of owner George Steinbrenner, July 16, 2010

• Unveiling of Steinbrenner plaque in Monument Park, Sept. 21, 2010

• Jeter's 3,000th hit, July 9, 2011

• Hideki Matsui's retirement ceremony, July 28, 2013

• Rivera's last game, Sept. 26, 2013

• Old-Timers' Days in 2004, 2010, 2013

Key matchups

Rays vs. sabathia

Tim Beckham 1-for-4

Logan Forsythe 8-for-18 2 HR

Evan Longoria 26-for-67 6 HR

Steven Souza Jr. 3-for-7

yankees vs. archer

Jacoby Ellsbury 18-for-28 HR

Brett Gardner 7-for-29

Chase Headley 2-for-16

Brian McCann 3-for-23 HR

a-rod vs. Rays

Matt Andriese 3-for-3, HR

Chris Archer 2-for-15, 2 HR

Brad Boxberger 1-for-2

Alex Colome 2-for-8, HR

Kevin Jepsen 2-for-16

Jake Odorizzi 2-for-12, 2 HR

Erasmo Ramirez 2-for-9, HR

Drew Smyly 2-for-12

Blake Snell 0-for-2

On deck

Saturday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (6-3, 2.90); Yankees — RH Masahiro Tanaka (8-4, 3.32)

Sunday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (6-5, 3.69); Yankees — TBA

Monday: vs. Padres, 7:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (4-11, 5.04); Padres — TBA

Tuesday: vs. Padres, 7:10. Rays — LH Blake Snell (3-5, 3.18); Padres — TBA

Wednesday: vs. Padres, 1:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (6-15, 4.26); Padres —TBA

Rays disabled list

• OF Oswaldo Arcia, right elbow strain, 15-day, eligible Aug. 12, targeting next week.

• RHP Alex Cobb, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting late August.

• SS Matt Duffy, left Achilles strain, 15-day, eligible July 5, targeting today.

• OF Desmond Jennings, left knee contusion, 15-day, eligible Aug. 18, no target date.

• 1B Logan Morrison, right forearm strain, eligible Aug. 13, targeting late August.

• LHP Enny Romero, back strain, eligible Aug. 19, targeting late August.

• RHP Chase Whitley, Tommy John surgery, 60-day, eligible June 2, targeting late August.

Rays-Yankees Friday preview 08/11/16 [Last modified: Thursday, August 11, 2016 10:16pm]
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