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PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 27:  Drew Smyly #33 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: Drew Smyly #33 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 Aug. 27, 2015

Rays vs. Twins

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: LH Drew Smyly (1-2, 3.42)

TWINS: LH Tommy Milone (6-3, 3.73)

On Smyly: Worked into the sixth and got a W on Friday in Oakland in his second start since coming off the DL. Is 2-1, 1.84 in 14 games (four starts) vs. Twins, yielding one or no runs in three of the starts.

On Milone: Threw 85 pitches over 51/3 innings Friday in a no-decision at O's, then came back Sunday to throw 12 pitches in the 12th to get the save. Former A's pitcher is 2-2, 6.17 in four games vs. Rays.

Key matchups

TWINS VS. SMYLY

Eduardo Escobar 2-for-4, HR

Joe Mauer 2-for-13

Trevor Plouffe 2-for-7

RAYS VS. MILONE

Asdrubal Cabrera 2-for-11

Desmond Jennings 2-for-10

Evan Longoria 1-for-5

On deck

Friday: vs. Royals, 7:10. Rays — RH Erasmo Ramirez (10-4, 3.66); Royals — RH Edinson Volquez (11-7, 3.40)

Saturday: vs. Royals, 6:10. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (6-6, 3.02); Royals — RH Kris Medlen (2-0, 3.10)

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer

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