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PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 26:  Pitcher Chris Archer #22 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a portrait at Charlotte Sports Park during photo day on February 26, 2014 in Port Charlotte, Florida.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL - FEBRUARY 26: Pitcher Chris Archer #22 of the Tampa Bay Rays poses for a portrait at Charlotte Sports Park during photo day on February 26, 2014 in Port Charlotte, Florida. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Published Sep. 6, 2015

Rays at Yankees

When/where: 1:05 today; Yankee Stadium, New York

TV/radio: Sun Sports, TBS; 620-AM, 1550-AM (Spanish)

Probable pitchers

RAYS: RH Chris Archer (12-10, 2.78)

YANKEES: RH Ivan Nova (5-7, 4.50)

On Archer: Is 5-0, 1.78 in eight starts vs. Yankees with a chance to be first starter to go 6-0 since Greg Hibbard in 1990-94. Threw six scoreless innings vs. Orioles Monday, his 10th outing with no earned runs.

On Nova: Struggling after June return from Tommy John surgery, 0-3, 7.80 in past three starts, allowing 27 baserunners in 15 innings. Is 6-6, 3.70 in 15 games vs. Rays, 4-4, 2.40 in nine in the Bronx.

Key matchups

YANKEES VS. ARCHER

Jacoby Ellsbury 12-for-18, HR

Brian McCann 2-for-14

Alex Rodriguez 0-for-6

RAYS VS. NOVA

James Loney 7-for-15

Evan Longoria 10-for-32, 3 HRs

Daniel Nava 4-for-13

On deck

Monday: at Tigers, 1:08. Rays — LH Drew Smyly (2-2, 3.11); Tigers — LH Randy Wolf (0-3, 6.11)

Tuesday: at Tigers, 7:08. Rays — RH Erasmo Ramirez (10-5, 3.84); Tigers — LH Matt Boyd (1-5, 8.36)

Wednesday: at Tigers, 7:08. Rays — RH Jake Odorizzi (6-7, 3.18); Tigers — LH Kyle Lobstein (3-6, 5.02)

Thursday: Off

Friday: vs. Red Sox, 7:10. Rays — Chris Archer (12-10, 2.78); Red Sox — TBA

BA squared

TV viewers have their choice of Brian Andersons today: the usual Rays analyst on Sun Sports; or the Brewers play-by-play man of the same name who is doing the game for TBS with Ron Darling and Cal Ripken.

Marc Topkin, Times staff writer