Saturday, June 16, 2018
Tampa Bay Rays

Rays-Yankees Sunday preview

Today: at Yankees

1:05, Yankee Stadium, New York

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 1250-AM, 1550-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Matt Andriese (6-7, 4.58)

YANKEES: RH Luis Cessa (4-0, 4.07)

On Andriese: Struggling mightily since moving from bullpen back to rotation, 0-5, 8.47 in seven starts, allowing a .329 average. Is 0-2, 7.53 in four games (two starts) vs. Yankees.

On Cessa: Makes fifth career start since joining rotation Aug. 20 after latest promotion, going 2-0, 3.09 with Yankees winning all four. Has a 7.71 ERA in two relief outings vs. Rays.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. CESSA

Corey Dickerson 1-for-4

Evan Longoria 2-for-3

Brad Miller 1-for-4

YANKEES VS. ANDRIESE

Jacoby Ellsbury 4-for-7

Didi Gregorius 2-for-7

Chase Headley 2-for-7, HR

Power ball

The Rays are taking aim at the franchise record for homers in a season:

Year HRs

2009 199

2016 191

2006 190

On deck

Monday: at Blue Jays, 7:07. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (9-6, 3.86); Blue Jays — TBA

Tuesday: at Blue Jays, 7:07. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (6-11, 5.05); Blue Jays — TBA

Wednesday: at Blue Jays, 12:37. Rays — RH Alex Cobb (0-0, 4.09); Blue Jays — TBA

Thursday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — LH Blake Snell (5-8, 3.62); Orioles — TBA

Friday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — RHP Chris Archer (8-18, 4.05); Orioles — TBA

Saturday: at Orioles, 7:05. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (6-7, 4.58); Orioles — TBA

Sunday: at Orioles, 1:35. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (9-6, 3.86); Orioles — TBA

Rays DL

• INF Matt Duffy, 60-day, left ankle surgery

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

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