Saturday, December 16, 2017
Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay Rays: Luke Scott has company with skid-ending home run; two lefties to represent team at Futures Game

Rays at Indians

When/where: 1:05 today; Progressive Field, Cleveland

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

Probable pitchers

Rays: RH James Shields (8-5, 4.11)

INDIANS: RH Zach McAllister (3-1, 3.93)

On Shields: He is 3-5, 4.73 in his past 11 starts and has allowed 40 hits in his past 271/3 innings, including double digits in his past two starts. He is 1-5, 3.83 in eight starts vs. Cleveland.

On McAllister: The former Yankees farmhand is in his third stint with the Indians this season and is coming off a win over the Angels. He is 5-2, 2.98 in 11 Triple-A starts this season.

Key matchups

Rays VS. MCALLISTER

None have faced

INDIANS VS. SHIELDS

Asdrubal Cabrera 4-for-9, HR

Johnny Damon 7-for-24, 2 HRs

Casey Kotchman 2-for-12

On deck

Monday: Off

Tuesday: All-Star Game, Kansas City, 8 p.m.

Wednesday: Off

Thursday: Workout at Tropicana Field, 4-6 (closed to public)

Rays disabled list

(with eligible-to-return date)

C Robinson Chirinos, concussion, 60-day, June 5

OF Sam Fuld, right wrist surgery, 60-day, June 5

*OF Brandon Guyer, left shoulder surgery, 60-day, July 13

OF Matt Joyce, oblique strain, 15-day, July 5

3B Evan Longoria, left hamstring tear, 15-day, May 16

RHP Jeff Niemann, right leg fracture, 60-day, July 14

* out for season

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

Historical context of the day

As if he needed company, Rays DH Luke Scott, right, turned out not to be the first player to end a hitless streak of 41 or more at-bats with a home run, as he did Friday. Further research by the Elias Sports Bureau found that Kansas City's Chuck Harrison did so on July 27, 1971, off Detroit's Mickey Lolich.

Future stars of the day

LHPs Enny Romero, right, who pitches for Class A Charlotte, and Felipe Rivero, from Class A Bowling Green, will represent the Rays at today's All-Star Futures Game in Kansas City (ESPN2, 5 p.m.).

Number of the day

5

Runs, hits and walks allowed Saturday by Rays starter Matt Moore who, wearing No. 55, pitched into the fifth inning.

 
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