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Rays at Astros

When/where: 8:10 tonight; Minute Maid Park, Houston

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

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Chris Archer (10-9, 2.93)

ASTROS: RH Collin McHugh (13-6, 4.09)

On Archer: Coming off rough outing in Texas, allowing 11 hits and seven earned runs while working only 51/3 innings. Is 1-5, 4.58 in past nine starts, Rays are 3-6. Is 2-1, 1.09 in four starts vs. Astros.

On McHugh: Is on a roll, 7-3, 2.99 over past 11 starts, allowing three or fewer earned runs in 10, striking out 61. Is 0-3, 3.00 in four starts vs. Rays, including July 10 loss at the Trop.

Key matchups


Jose Altuve 3-for-10

Jason Castro 1-for-9

Colby Rasmus 4-for-14


Kevin Kiermaier 1-for-9

James Loney 2-for-8

Evan Longoria 0-for-8

On deck

Friday: at A's, 10:07. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (0-2, 4.35); A's — RH Chris Bassitt (1-4, 2.60)

Saturday: at A's, 9:07. Rays — RH Erasmo Ramirez (10-4, 3.57); A's — RH Sonny Gray (12-5, 2.04)

Sunday: at A's, 4:07. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (6-6, 3.02); A's — RH Kendall Graveman (6-9, 4.27)

Monday: off

Tuesday: vs. Twins, 7:10. Rays — TBA; Twins — TBA

Wednesday: vs. Twins, 7:10. Rays — TBA; Twins — TBA

Thursday: vs. Twins, 7:10. Rays — TBA; Twins — TBA

Rays disabled list

• OF Steven Souza Jr., left hand fracture, eligible Aug. 17, targeting mid September

Out for season: LHP Jeff Beliveau, shoulder surgery; RHP Alex Cobb, Tommy John elbow surgery; RHP Burch Smith, Tommy John elbow surgery

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer