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Rays-Yankees Wednesday preview

Tonight: vs. Yankees

7:10, Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $26-300; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; surcharge of up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: $2 hot dogs at concession stands.

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RHP Alex Cobb (1-0, 3.06)

YANKEES: RHP Masahiro Tanaka (13-4, 2.97)

On Cobb: Making his fourth start since returning from Tommy John surgery. Beat Toronto in his last outing for his first win since Sept. 23, 2014. Is 5-2, 2.13 ERA in 11 career games against the Yankees.

On Tanaka: Leads the AL in ERA. Is 6-0 with a 1.86 ERA in his past eight starts, the best ERA in the AL during that stretch. Yankees are 22-8 during his 30 starts this season.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. TANAKA

Logan Forsythe 1-for-14

Kevin Kiermaier 4-for-8, HR

Evan Longoria 2-for-20

Brad Miller 4-for-21, 2 HRs

YANKEES VS. COBB

Jacoby Ellsbury 7-for-28, HR

Brett Gardner 4-for-18, HR

Brian McCann 4-for-10, 2 HRs

Mark Teixeira 4-for-13, HR

On deck

Thursday: vs. Yankees, 7:10. Rays — LH Blake Snell (5-8, 3.87); Yankees — RH Luis Cessa (4-2, 4.44)

Friday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (8-18, 4.05); Red Sox — LH Drew Pomeranz (10-12, 3.40)

Saturday: vs. Red Sox, 6:10. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (8-7, 4.41); Red Sox — RH Rick Porcello (21-4, 3.08)

Sunday: vs. Red Sox, 1:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (9-6, 3.73); Red Sox — LH Eduardo Rodriguez (2-7, 4.98)

Roger Mooney, Times staff writer

Rays-Yankees Wednesday preview 09/20/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 20, 2016 10:26pm]
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