Today: at Yankees
1:05, Yankee Stadium, New York
TV/Radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)
Rays: LH Blake Snell
Yankees: RH Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 3.06)
On Snell: Top Rays prospect makes major-league debut. Was 1-1, 2.51 in 3 starts at Triple-A Durham, with 21 Ks in 141/3 innings. Was 15-4, 1.41 over 3 levels in 2015, named top minor-leaguer.
On Tanaka: Japanese veteran coming off win over Seattle on Sunday, working seven innings. Has 296 strikeouts and only 53 walks in Yankees career. Is 2-0, 2.70 in 3 starts vs. Rays.
Rays vs. Tanaka
Logan Forsythe 0-for-5
Desmond Jennings 1-for-7 HR
Evan Longoria 1-for-8
Brad Miller 2-for-9
Yankees vs. Snell
None have faced
Sunday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (0-2, 2.91); Yankees — RH Michael Pineda (1-1, 5.29)
Monday: vs. Orioles, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (0-4, 7.32); Orioles — TBA
Tuesday: vs. Orioles, 7:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (0-1, 3.97); Orioles — TBA
Sign of the times
This weekend will be the second time the Rays start three lefties in a series at Yankee Stadium (new or old). This weekend it will be Matt Moore, Blake Snell and Drew Smyly. Over June 23-25, 2005, they used Casey Fossum, Mark Hendrickson and Scott Kazmir.
Yankees RHP Kirby Yates came up with the Rays and pitched with them 2014-15. Pitching coach Larry Rothschild was the first Devil Rays manager.
Marc Topkin, Times staff writer