Rays at Twins
When/where: 8:10 tonight; Target Field, Minneapolis
TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM
rays: RH Jake Odorizzi (3-2, 2.09)
twins: RH Phil Hughes (2-4, 5.11)
On Odorizzi: Gave up his first home run of the season in his last start, Sunday against Texas. Ranks among the AL's top 10 in ERA, WHIP, innings and walks per nine innings, among other categories. Lasted only 31/3 innings and gave up four runs in his only previous start against the Twins.
On Hughes: Has given up at least nine hits in his last two outings. Went winless in five April starts but has won back-to-back games. Is 4-6 with a 4.81 ERA in 12 career starts (and 19 total appearances) against the Rays.
rays vs. hughes
David DeJesus6-for-10, HR
twins vs. odorizzi
Saturday: at Twins, 2:10. Rays —— RH Alex Colome (2-1, 5.63); Twins — RH Trevor May (2-3, 5.40)
Sunday: at Twins, 2:10. Rays — RH Chris Archer (3-4, 2.59); Twins — RH Kyle Gibson (3-2, 2.70)
Quote of the day
"It can't get any more awkward or weird than the last one that we had, coming back home and playing an away game." — RHP Brad Boxberger on the team's upcoming road trip. The Rays will play three games in Minnesota, take a day off and play two in Atlanta.
Key Rays on DL
•RHP Alex Cobb, elbow, 60-day, out for season
•OF Desmond Jennings, left knee bursitis, 15-day, eligible May 11, targeting late May
•LHP Matt Moore, elbow surgery, 60-day, eligible June 4, targeting late June