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Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi (23) throwing in the second inning of the game between the Houston Astros and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Saturday, July 11, 2015.
Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Jake Odorizzi (23) throwing in the second inning of the game between the Houston Astros and the Tampa Bay Rays in Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Saturday, July 11, 2015.
Published July 28, 2015

Rays vs. Tigers

When/where: 7:10 tonight; Tropicana Field

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

Tickets: $7-200, available at Tropicana Field box office, Ticketmaster, raysbaseball.com, team Tampa store; $3 surcharge within 5 hours of game time.

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Jake Odorizzi (5-6, 2.85)

TIGERS: LH David Price (9-3, 2.31)

On Odorizzi: Pinch-hit for after five innings in last start, allowing two first-inning runs. Has received fifth lowest run support in AL, 2.95 runs per nine innings. Took loss in only start vs. Tigers, Aug. 20, 2014.

On Price: Former Rays ace has been impressively consistent, allowing three or fewer runs in 17 of 20 starts. Is 2-1, 1.20 in past four starts. Has a 35-28, 2.85 career record at the Trop.

Key matchups

TIGERS VS. ODORIZZI

Yoenis Cespedes 1-for-6

Ian Kinsler 1-for-4

Victor Martinez 1-for-2

RAYS VS. PRICE

David DeJesus 4-for-10

Evan Longoria 0-for-3

Brandon Guyer 1-for-3

On deck

Wednesday: vs. Tigers, 12:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (9-7, 2.73); Tigers — RH Justin Verlander (0-3, 6.62)

Thursday: Off

Friday: at Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — RH Erasmo Ramirez (8-4, 3.74); Red Sox — LH Eduardo Rodriguez (6-3, 4.26)

Saturday: at Red Sox, 1:35. Rays — LH Matt Moore (1-2, 7.61); Red Sox — RH Joe Kelly (2-6, 5.74)

Quote of the day

"I see a lot of myself in Chris Archer. He wants to get better always. And he's always there for other people. I love that about Arch."

LHP David Price, former Rays and current Tigers ace