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PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 27:  Jake Odorizzi #23 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a photo on photo day at Charlotte Sports Park on February 27, 2015 in Port Charlotte, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Jake Odorizzi #23 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a photo on photo day at Charlotte Sports Park on February 27, 2015 in Port Charlotte, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Published May 15, 2015

Rays at Twins

When/where: 8:10 tonight; Target Field, Minneapolis

TV/radio: Sun Sports; 620-AM

Probable pitchers

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.

Key matchups

rays vs. hughes

David DeJesus6-for-10, HR

James Loney9-for-14

Evan Longoria8-for-27

twins vs. odorizzi

Torii Hunter0-for-3

Brian Dozier1-for-1

Joe Mauer0-for-2

On deck

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)

Monday: Off

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