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Rays-Yankees Thursday 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: Senior Special. All seats in the 200 level $15 for fans 60 and over.

Probable pitchers

RAYS: LH Blake Snell (5-8, 3.87)

YANKEES: RH Luis Cessa (4-2, 4.44)

On Snell: Has failed to finish the fifth inning in four of his past five starts, going 1-3 with a 6.41 ERA during that stretch. He is averaging less than five innings pitched over his 17 starts.

On Cessa: Making his seventh big-league start. The Yankees won his first four starts but have lost his past two. Is 0-1 with a 7.11 ERA in three games against the Rays, including one start.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. CESSA

Corey Dickerson 2-for-6, HR

Logan Forsythe 1-for-4, HR

Evan Longoria 2-for-6

Brad Miller 2-for-7, HR

YANKEES VS. SNELL

Jacoby Ellsbury 2-for-6

Brett Gardner 1-for-4

Brian McCann 2-for-4

Mark Teixeira 2-for-3

On deck

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)

Roger Mooney, Times staff writer

Rays-Yankees Thursday preview 09/21/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10:39pm]
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