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Rays-Mets: A look at Friday’s series-opener at Citi Field

Rays pitcher Ryne Stanek (55) gets pulled by manager Kevin Cash (16) during the second inning of the Tampa Bay Rays game against the Houston Astros on June 28, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. MONICA HERNDON   |   Times
Rays pitcher Ryne Stanek (55) gets pulled by manager Kevin Cash (16) during the second inning of the Tampa Bay Rays game against the Houston Astros on June 28, 2018 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. MONICA HERNDON | Times
Published Jul. 5, 2018
Updated Jul. 5, 2018

NEW YORK — A look at the 7:10 p.m. Friday opener of the three-game Rays-Mets series:All Posts

Friday: at Mets, 7:10, Citi Field, New York

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

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Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Ryne Stanek (1-2, 1.98)

METS: RH Jacob deGrom (5-4, 1.84)

On Stanek: Set to return to opener role, getting 3-6 outs, after being used twice in late innings vs. Marlins, including two innings Tuesday. Is 0-1, 1.42 in first nine starts. Has 0.51 ERA since start of June.

On deGrom: Though not sharp recently (six runs in 12 innings), the DeLand native is one of top starters on trade market. Has a 1.90 ERA in eight home starts. Got no decision for solid 2015 start vs. Rays.

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RAYS VS. DE GROM

Matt Duffy 0-for-6

Carlos Gomez 4-for-10

Adeiny Hechavarria 4-for-17

Wilson Ramos 3-for-14 HR

METS VS. STANEK

Jose Bautista 0-for-1

Todd Frazier 1-for-1 HR

On deck

Saturday: at Mets, 4:10. Rays, LH Blake Snell (10-4, 2.31); Mets, LH Steven Matz (4-5, 3.46)

Sunday: at Mets, 1:10. Rays, RH Nathan Eovaldi (2-3, 3.92); Mets TBA

Monday: Tigers, 7:10. Rays, TBA; Tigers, TBA

Tuesday: Tigers, 7:10. Rays, TBA; Tigers, TBA

Wednesday: 12:10. Rays, TBA; Tigers, TBA

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Rays DL

RHP Chris Archer, 10-day, left abdominal strain, possible Monday return

INF Christian Arroyo, 10-day, left oblique strain, targeting July return.

RHP Jose De Leon, 60-day, Tommy John surgery, out for year.

RHP Jake Faria, 60-day, left oblique strain, targeting late-July/early-August return.

RHP Wilmer Font, 60-day, right lat strain, out into September

LHP Vidal Nuno, 10-day, right hamstring strain, targeting late-July return

LHP Jonny Venters, 10-day, right hamstring strain, targeting mid- July return.

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