Monday, June 18, 2018
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Rays' Miller one of league's hottest hitters

Today: off

Next game: 7:05 p.m. Friday, vs. Yankees, Yankee Stadium. Probable pitchers: Rays — RH Chris Archer (6-15, 4.26); Yankees — LH CC Sabathia (6-9, 4.18)

Extra special

Before going 0-for-4 Wednesday, Rays SS-turned-1B Brad Miller had either scored or driven in a run in seven straight games and had a hit in eight. He ranks among MLB's most productive hitters since the All-Star break:

Most extra-base hits since break (through Tuesday):

Player, team XBH

Brian Dozier, Twins 19

Justin Turner, Dodgers 18

Brad Miller, RAYS 15

Mookie Betts, Red Sox 15

Anthony Rizzo, Cubs 15

A-Rod odds

The online betting site Bovada.lv has set the following odds for Alex Rodriguez's final game on Friday vs. the Rays:

Last plate appearance

Single 6/1

Double or Triple 12/1

Home run 10/1

Walk 10/1

Strikeout 2/1

Groundout 5/2

Flyout 5/2

Will A-Rod record a hit in the game?

Yes -200 (1/2)

No +160 (8/5)

An RBI?

Yes +180 (9/5)

No -220 (5/11)

A strikeout?

Yes -150 (2/3)

No +120 (6/5)

A home run?

Yes +450 (9/2)

No -650 (2/13)

On deck

Saturday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — RH Matt Andriese (6-3, 2.90); Yankees — RH Masahiro Tanaka (8-4, 3.32)

Sunday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (6-5, 3.69); Yankees — TBA

Monday: vs. Padres, 7:10. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (4-11, 5.04); Padres — TBA

Tuesday: vs. Padres, 7:10. Rays — LH Blake Snell (3-5, 3.18); Padres — TBA

Wednesday: vs. Padres, 1:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (6-15, 4.26); Padres — TBA

Aug. 18: Off

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

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