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Rays-Marlins Wednesday preview

Tonight: vs. Marlins

7:10, Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $15-275; available at Tropicana Field box office,, team Tampa store; surcharge of up to $5 within 5 hours of game time.

Promotion: $2 hot dogs and fountain drinks

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Matt Andriese (3-0, 2.11)

MARLINS: LH Justin Nicolino (2-2, 4.30)

On Andriese: Allowed Tigers four runs in 51/3 innings on Friday but still got third win. Last game at Trop was complete game shutout of A's. Faced Marlins once in relief in April 10, 2015 debut.

On Nicolino: Orlando native made big-league debut last June, going 5-4, 4.01 in 12 starts. Allowed two homers in one inning of last start, one previously. Very tough on lefties (.136 avg.). Has not faced Rays.

Key matchups


None have faced


Martin Prado 0-for-1

Christian Yelich 0-for-1

Quote of the day

"What a player. What a hitter. I remember catching against him and when he walked to the plate you were just in awe of his ability and what he was capable of doing.''

Rays manager Kevin Cash, on Barry Bonds, now the Marlins hitting coach.

Number of the day

16 Active players older than 38-year-old Rays manager Kevin Cash, including 42-year-old Marlins OF Ichiro Suzuki.

Rays-Marlins Wednesday preview 05/24/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 9:03pm]
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