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Rays-Red Sox Tuesday preview

Tonight: vs. Red Sox

7:10, Tropicana Field

TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 1550-AM (Spanish)

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

Promotion: $2 tickets for children 14 and under with each full price adult ticket.

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Chris Archer (4-10, 4.70)

Red sox: RH Rick Porcello (8-2, 3.93)

On Archer: Enters the game with a major league-high 10 losses. Club record for losses before the All-Star break is 11 (Albie Lopez, 2001, Dennis Springer, 1998). Is 1-7, 5.67 ERA in 12 career starts vs. Red Sox.

On Porcello: In top 10 in the American League in wins (8), WHIP (1.13), walks per 9 innings (1.72) and strikeouts-to-walks (4.50). Has not walked more than 2 batters in each of his past 19 starts.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. porcello

Oswaldo Arcia 2-for-5, HR

Curt Casali 1-for-5

Corey Dickerson 2-for-7, HR

Logan Forsythe 5-for-14

Desmond Jennings 6-for-20, HR

Evan Longoria 6-for-30

Red sox vs. archer

Mookie Betts 3-for-12, 2 HR

Xander Bogaerts 6-for-16

David Ortiz 11-for-30. 2 HR

Dustin Pedroia 5-for-24

Hanley Ramirez 2-for-6

On deck

Wednesday: vs. Red Sox, 12:10. Rays — LH Matt Moore (3-5, 5.04); Red Sox — LH David Price (8-4, 4.68)

Thursday: vs. Tigers, 7:10 p.m., Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (3-3, 3.93); Tigers — TBA

Friday: vs. Tigers, 7:10 p.m., Rays — LH Drew Smyly (2-8, 5.32); Tigers — TBA

Saturday: vs. Tigers, 4:10 p.m., — LH Blake Snell (0-2, 2.40); Tigers — TBA

Sunday: vs. Tigers, 1:10 p.m. — RH Chris Archer (4-10, 4.70); Tigers — TBA

Roger Mooney, Times correspondent

Rays-Red Sox Tuesday preview 06/27/16 [Last modified: Monday, June 27, 2016 10:38pm]
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