Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Yankees Sunday preview

Today: vs. Yankees

1:10, Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $36-325; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge of up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: Velcro Toss and Catch to all fans 14 and under

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH Jake Odorizzi (2-2, 3.46)

YANKEES: RH Nathan Eovaldi (5-2, 3.95)

On Eovaldi: Is 5-0 in past six starts with a career-high four straight wins. Brings 11-inning scoreless streak into today's game. Has at least seven strikeouts in seven straight starts, tied for longest such streak in Yankees history.

On Odorizzi: Ninth start against the Yankees in his career. He's 3-4 with one save and 5.06 ERA against them. Has won consecutive starts this season after going winless in his first eight.

Key matchups

Rays VS. EOVALDI

Hank Conger 2-for-6

Evan Longoria 1-for-4

Steve Pearce 1-for-3

Steven Souza Jr. 2-for-4

YANKEES VS. ODORIZZI

Jacoby Ellsbury 6-for-22

Brett Gardner 4-for-19, HR

Chase Headley 2-for-16

Brian McCann 12-for-20, 3 HRs

On deck

Monday: at Kansas City, 8:15. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (3-0, 2.63); Royals — RH Ian Kennedy (4-3, 3.38)

Roger Mooney, Times correspondent

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