Friday, December 15, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Yankees Saturday preview

Today: at Yankees

1:05, Yankee Stadium, New York

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Matt Andriese (6-3, 2.90)

Yankees: RH Masahiro Tanaka (8-4, 3.32)

On Andriese: Has allowed three or fewer runs in seven straight starts but lost last two. Should be free of pitch limits due to prior bullpen stint. Is 0-1-1, 5.79 in three games vs. Yanks.

On Tanaka: Earned first win since mid July on Sunday, working six one-run innings vs. Indians. Has allowed two or fewer earned runs in 15 of 23 starts. Is 3-0, 2.12 in five games vs. Rays.

Key matchups

Rays vs. tanaka

Logan Forsythe 0-for-8

Kevin Kiermaier 3-for-5 HR

Evan Longoria 1-for-14

Brad Miller 2-for-15

Yankees vs. andriese

Jacoby Ellsbury 3-for-4

Brett Gardner 2-for-3

Chase Headley 2-for-4 HR

Mark Teixeira 0-for-4

On deck

Sunday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (6-5, 3.69); Yankees — RH Luis Severino (1-7, 6.42)

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

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

• 1B Logan Morrison, right forearm strain, eligible Aug. 13, targeting next week

• 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

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Comments
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