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Rays vs. Angels preview: TV, starting pitchers, lookahead, injuries

Jake Bauers (9),  Willy Adams (1) and the rest of the Rays are back in town. The Rays start a three-game series against the Angels Tuesday.  BRONTE WITTPENN   |   Times
Jake Bauers (9), Willy Adams (1) and the rest of the Rays are back in town. The Rays start a three-game series against the Angels Tuesday. BRONTE WITTPENN | Times
Published Jul. 30, 2018

ST. PETERSBURG — Here's a look at Tuesday's opener of the three-game series between the Rays and Angels:

When/where: 7:10, Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $15-$275; available at Tropicana Field box office, raysbaseball.com, surcharge of up to $5 within five hours of game.

Promotion:  $2 tickets for kids 14 and under with full-price adult ticket, $2 hot dogs.

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Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Ryne Stanek* (1-3, 2.43)

ANGELS: LH Tyler Skaggs (8-6, 2.62)

On Stanek: Slated to take his 16th turn as game opener, going 0-2, 2.38 thus far. Allowed two two-out homers in second inning Saturday. Has averaged 98 mph with fastball. Is 0-0, 7.71 vs. Angels.

On Skaggs: Coming off strong outing vs. White Sox, striking out season-high nine. In last starts is 5-2, 1.44. Took tough-luck loss vs. Rays May 17, allowing one run in six innings, and is 0-1, 4.50 against them overall.

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RAYS VS. SKAGGS

C.J. Cron 1-for-3 HR

Carlos Gomez          0-for-8

Daniel Robertson     1-for-1

Joey Wendle            0-for-2

ANGELS VS. STANEK

Jefry Marte              0-for-1

Albert Pujols           0-for-1

Mike Trout              1-for-2 HR

Luis Valbuena         0-for-1

On deck

Wednesday: vs. Angels, 7:10. Rays, TBD*; Angels, RH Nick Tropeano (4-5, 4.82)

Thursday: vs. Angels, 1:10. Rays, RH Chris Archer (3-5, 4.31); Angels, LH Andrew Heaney (6-6, 3.64)

Friday: vs. White Sox, 7:10. Rays, TBA; Sox, TBA

Saturday: vs. White Sox, 6:10, Rays, TBA; Sox, TBA

Sunday: vs. White Sox, 1:10. Rays, TBA; Sox, TBA

* Opener to work 1-2 innings

Rays DL

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

RHP Jake Faria, 60-day, left oblique strain, started rehab, targeting early August  return.

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

LHP Vidal Nuno, 10-day, right hamstring strain, targeting early August return

C Wilson Ramos, 10-day, left hamstring strain, targeting early August return

RHP Chaz Roe, 10-day, left meniscus tear, targeting September return

LHP Blake Snell, 10-day, shoulder fatigue, targeting return this week

Contact Marc Topkin at mtopkin@tampabay.com. Follow @TBTimes_Rays.