Rays-Yankees Friday preview

New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. Getty Images
New York Yankees pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. Getty Images
Published July 3, 2015

Rays at Yankees

When/where: 7:05 tonight; Yankee Stadium, New York

TV/radio: Sun Sports, 620-AM

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Chris Archer (9-5, 2.31)

yankeeS: RH Masahiro Tanaka (4-3, 3.88)

On Archer: Coming off start in which he allowed season-high-tying 5 earned runs to Boston. Was first loss since May 7 against Texas. Is 5-0 in 7 starts against New York in his career. Leads the league with a 0.90 road ERA.

On Tanaka: Earned a no-decision in Yankees' 9-6 win at Houston in his last start. Is winless in last three starts (0-2, 26 hits allowed). Won his only start vs. Rays this season, giving up 2 hits and no runs in 7 innings.

Key matchups

RAYS VS. tanaka

David DeJesus 3-for-6

Asdrubal Cabrera 0-for-6

Evan Longoria 0-for-5

yankeeS VS. archer

Jacoby Ellsbury 12-for-18, HR

Stephen Drew 1-for-12

Brett Gardner 7-for-18, RBI

On deck

Saturday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — RH Nathan Karns (4-4, 3.26); Yankees— RH Michael Pineda (8-5, 4.08)

Sunday: at Yankees, 1:05. Rays — RH Erasmo Ramirez (6-3, 4.01); Yankees — TBA

By the numbers: Matt Moore's debut

451: Days between starts for Moore

94: Top fastball velocity

31: Pitches thrown in his first three innings

50: Pitches thrown to get Moore's final five outs

3: Wild pitches

Jacob Lynn, Times staff writer